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Author Name:Bureau, Indiana Historical
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1916 Excerpt: ...war a mythological interpretation.
Gomme points out that this tug of war is not a feature of the game in England and therefore is probably an American addition.
ring-ing, The A-meri-cans have gained the day, The Brit-ish are re-treat-ing.
O, the war is o'er, And we 11 turn back, To the place where we first start-ed, Well open a ring and choose a cou-pie in, To re-lease the bro-ken-heart-ed.
42 This is printed as a children-s song in the Ideal Home Music Library, vol.
225 and in Little Songs of Long Ago, collected by Alfred Moffat.
Newton also includes this game in Graded Games and Bhy thmic Exercises, p.
We-re marching down to old Quebec, The drums are loudly beating.
America has gained the day, And the British are retreating.
The war is over and we'll turn back To the place where we first started, 3.
We'll open a ring and choose a couple in 4.
To release the broken-hearted.
Miss Fannie Stewart, Brown Tp.
Partners take promenade position and march forward in a straight line during the singing of I.
At 2, the line makes a double turn to the left and marches back in a line parallel to that made first.
At 3, all join hands to form a circle, circle left, and choose a couple to enter center.
Repeat from the beginning with the last center couple heading the line.
This couple chooses the next couple to enter center.
Miss Stewart writes: "This game was played fifty-three years ago by an elderly man who sang it for me." d.
Miss Wedgwood (Jour.
of American Folk-lore, vol.
27) prints the words and music to this.
The words of Miss Hamilton's variant "Old Quebec" are practically the same (Jour.
Newell (Games and Songs, pp.
125-26) gives two balladlike pieces of dogger...
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