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Source: What Shall We Do Now?: Five Hundred Games And Pastimes
Category: GAMES FOR A PARTY





The players stand in two rows, facing each other and holding hands.
A line is drawn on the carpet (or ground) between them. One row then
step toward the other, singing--

Here we come gathering nuts in May, nuts in May, nuts in May,
Here we come gathering nuts in May, on a cold and frosty morning.

They then fall back and the other row advance to them singing in
reply--

Pray, who will you gather for nuts in May, nuts in May, nuts in May?
Pray, who will you gather for nuts in May, on a cold and frosty
morning?

The first row, after settling on the particular player on the opposite
side that they want, reply thus--

We'll gather Phyllis for nuts in May, nuts in May, nuts in May,
We'll gather Phyllis for nuts in May, on a cold and frosty morning.

The other row then ask--

Pray, who will you send to fetch her away, fetch her away, fetch
her away?
Pray, who will you send to fetch her away, on a cold and frosty
morning?

The answer perhaps is--

We're sending Arthur to fetch her away, fetch her away, fetch
her away,
We're sending Arthur to fetch her away, on a cold and frosty
morning.

Arthur then steps up to the line on one side and Phyllis on the other,
and each tries to pull the other over it. The one that loses has to
join the other row, and the singing begins again.




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