Page:Folk-lore - A Quarterly Review. Volume 17, 1906.djvu/112

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loo Collectanea.

Under the same name the following is played in the Outer Hebrides. All the players but one form a ring, holding each other's hands, their faces turned from the centre, the single player skips round the ring singing :

" Round about the valleys, Round about the valleys, Round about the valleys, As we have done before."

Then the ring circles round singing :

" Stand and face your lover, Stand and face your lover, Stand and face your lover, As we have done before."

The single player then stops, facing one in the ring, who steps out and joins her. Those in the ring raise their arras, while the one who was out alone runs in and out under the arms in any order she chooses, followed by the one who has joined her, while she sings :

" In and out the windows, In and out the windows, In and out the windows, As we have done before."

Those in the ring sing :

" Follow her to London, Follow her to London, Follow hci ^ London, As we have done before."

When this has been completed, the whole company stand and sing:

" Now we've reached to London, Now we've reached to London, Now we've reached to London, As we have done before."

This completes the game.