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Games and songs of American children

Games and songs of American children

Author: William Wells Newell; Carl Withers
Publisher: New York : Dover Publications, Inc., [1963] ©1963
Series: Dover book, T354.
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Genre/Form: Children's songs
Musical games
Jeux musicaux
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Newell, William Wells, 1839-1907.
Games and songs of American children, collected and compared.
New York, Dover Publications [1963]
Online version:
Newell, William Wells, 1839-1907.
Games and songs of American children, collected and compared.
New York, Dover Publications [1963]
Document Type: Book, Musical Score
All Authors / Contributors: William Wells Newell; Carl Withers
ISBN: 0486203549 9780486203546
OCLC Number: 603517
Description: xxvii, 289 pages : illustrations, music ; 22 cm.
Contents: Introductory. The diffusion and origin of American game-rhymes --
The ballad, the dance, and the game --
May-games --
The inventiveness of children --
The conservatism of children. Love games. Knights of Spain --
Three kings --
Here comes a Duke --
Tread, tread the green grass --
I will give you a paper of pins --
There she stands, a lovely creature --
Green grow the rushes, O! --
The widow with daughters to marry --
Philander's march --
Marriage. Histories. Miss Jennia Jones --
Down she comes, as white as milk --
Little Sally Waters --
Here sits the Queen of England --
Green gravel --
Uncle John --
King Arthur was King William's son --
Little Harry Hughes and the Duke's daughter --
Barbara Allen. Playing at work. Virginia reel --
Oats, pease, beans, and barley grows --
Who'll be the binder? --
As we go round the mulberry bush --
Do, do, pity my case --
When I was a shoemaker --
Here we come gathering nuts of May --
Here I brew and here I bake --
Draw a bucket of water --
Threading the needle. Humor and satire. Soldier, soldier, will you marry me? --
Quaker courtship --
Lazy mary --
Whistle, daughter, whistle --
There were three jolly Welshman --
A Hallowe'en rhyme --
The doctor's prescription --
Old Grimes --
The Baptist game --
Trials, troubles, and tribulations --
Happy is the miller --
The miller of Gosport. Flower oracles, etc. Flower oracles --
Use of flowers in games --
Counting apple-seeds --
Rose in the garden --
There was a tree stood in the ground --
Green! Bird and beast. My household --
Frog-pond --
Bloody Tom --
Blue-birds and yellow-birds --
Ducks fly. Human life. King and Queen --
Floow your leader --
Truth --
Initation --
Judge and jury --
Three jolly sailors --
Marching to Quebec --
Sudden departure --
Scorn. With pleasures of motion. Ring around the Rosie --
Go round and round the valley --
The farmer in the dell --
The game of rivers --
Quaker, how is thee? --
Darby jig --
Right elbow in --
My master sent me --
Humpty Dumpty --
Pease porridge hot --
Rhymes for a race --
Twine the garland --
Hopping-dance. Mirth and jest. Club fist --
Robin's alive --
Laughter games --
Bachelor's kitchen --
The church and the steeple --
What color? --
Beetle and wedge --
Present and advise --
Genteel lady --
Beast, bird, or fish --
Wheel of fortune --
Catches --
Intery mintery --
Redeeming forfeits --
Old Mother Tipsy-toe --
Who stole the Cardinal's hat? Guessing games. Odd or even --
Hul gul --
How many fingers? --
Right or left --
Under which fingers? --
Comes, it comes --
Hold fast my gold ring --
My Lady Queen Anne --
The wandering dollar --
Thimble in sight. Games of chase. How many miles to Babylon? --
Hawk and chickens --
Tag --
Den --
I spy --
Sheep and wolf --
Blank and ladder --
Blind-man's buff --
Witch in the jar --
Prisoner's base --
Defence of the castle --
Lil Lil --
Charley Barley --
Milking-pails --
Stealing grapes --
Stealing sticks --
Hunt the squirrel. Certain games of very little girls. Sail the ship --
Three around --
Iron gates --
Charley over the water --
Frog in the sea --
Defiance --
My Lady's wardrobe --
Housekeeping --
A march --
Rhymes for tickling. Ball, and similar sports. The "times" of sports --
Camping the ball --
Hand-ball --
Stool-ball --
Call-ball --
Haley-over --
School-ball --
Wicket --
Hockey --
Roll-ball --
Hat-ball --
Corner-ball --
Base-ball --
Marbles --
Cat --
Cherry-pits --
Buttons --
Hop-scotch --
Duck on a rock --
Mumblety-peg --
Five-stones. Rhymes for counting out. Counting rhymes. Mythology. London Bridge --
Open the gates --
Weighing --
Colors --
Old witch --
The Ogree's coop --
Tom Tidler's ground --
Dixie's land --
Ghost in the cellar --
The enchanted princess --
The sleeping beauty. Aftermath. Tread the green grass --
Walking on the green grass --
Walking on the levy --
Swine-herders --
Three kings --
Knots of May --
Jail-keys --
Sailing at high tide --
Green grows the willow-tree --
Marriage --
The needle's eye --
Green gravel --
Under the lily-white daisies --
Miss Jenny Jones --
My pretty pink --
Quebec Town --
King William was King George's son --
Have you any bread and wine? --
Jamestown, Virginia --
Red lion --
Violet fights --
Poppy-shows --
Rhyme for jumping rope --
London Bridge --
The old woman from Barbary --
The rich widow --
Pussy wants a corner --
Birds --
Black spider --
Old witch. Appendix. Collections of children's games --
Comparisons and references.
Series Title: Dover book, T354.
Responsibility: collected and compared by William Wells Newell ; with a new introduction and index by Carl Withers.


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