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Children's Rhymes. Children's Games, Children's Songs, Children's Stories
Children's Rhyme-Games - Hornie Holes

"Hornie Holes" is a boys' game in which four play, a principal and assistant on either side. A stands with his assistant at one hole, and throws what is called a "cat" (a piece of stick. or a sheep's horn), with the design of making it alight into, another hole at some distance, at which B stands, with his assistant, to drive it aside with his rod resembling a walking-stick. The following unintelligible rhyme is repeated by a player on the one side, while they on the other are gathering in the "cats." This is attested by old people as of great antiquity:-

Jock, Speak and Sandy,
Wi' a' their lousie train,
Round about by Edinbro',
Will never meet again.
Gae head 'im, gae hang 'im,
Gae lay him in the sea;
A' the birds o' the air
Will bear 'im companie.
With a nig-nag, widdyŚ(or worry) bag,
And an e'endown trail, trail.
Quo' he.

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