School: Ráth Maoláin (roll number 16131)

Rathmullen, Co. Sligo
Laoise Ní Ruairc

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Games I Play

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0185, Page 0599

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The games I play are hide and go seek, high windows, skipping, ring o' roses, apple and orange, see this pretty little girl of mine, wall flower, and spots.

When we are playing "See this pretty little girl of mine we say "See this pretty little girl of mine she has brought me many a bottle of wine a bottle of wine she has brought me too and see what my little girl can do Down on the carpet she must kneel as the grass grows green in the field stand up straight and choose your best.
The little girl takes any one she likes and takes her into the ring and so on until the are all in the ring. When we are playing skipping we say.
So early in the morning at six o'chock you may hear the Postman's knock.
Postman, Postman drop your letter.
Ladies ladies left it up again,
When we are playing apple and

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Rita Mc Loughlin
Emlaghfad, Co. Sligo