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Source: Games Without Music For Children

Two rows of children are formed facing each other, with a long chalk
line between. The children join hands.

[The first row advances to the chalk line, singing:--


d:--:d d:--:m s:--:m d:--:d
Here we come to ask of you a

r:--:r r:--:d t{1}:--:l{1}s{1}:--:

[First line recedes as second advances.

[Second line advances singing:--

d:--:d d:--:m s:--:m d:--:d
Pray which good sheep would you like? the

r:--:r s{1}:l{1}:t{1} d:
name you please must say.

[Second line retires, and first again advances singing:--

Mary Burton [or any other name] is the name,
so send her right away, away,

[Second line advances as first retires and sings:--

Johnny Smith [or any other name] will come to
fetch her, then begins the play.

The two children named then come out, and joining hands with the line
between them, try to pull each other over the line. If the child from
first line succeeds, then both children join that line, or vice versa,
and the game begins again.

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