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Poor Mary Sits a-Weeping (Stanton)

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Performer: Children
Place Collected: Stanton
Date collected: 1909 (8 Apr)
Collector: Sharp, Cecil
Roud Number: 2118

A very popular children’s game which persists and may still be found occasionally these days, requiring a certain amount of acting ability on the part of Mary/Jenny. It may not be very old and versions date only from 1880, mainly in England and Scotland.

Notes by Gwilym Davies 6 May 2015