Old Time Ring Games

Treasure Beach Forum: Dem Good ole Days : Old Time Ring Games
Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Reminisce on Tuesday, January 05, 2010 - 06:19 pm: Edit Post

Who remember any ring games we used to play as kids?


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By I&I on Wednesday, January 06, 2010 - 08:43 pm: Edit Post

"I" teacher!!!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Trying to remember on Thursday, January 07, 2010 - 12:47 pm: Edit Post

These are some of the games I can remember:

- Farmer in the Dell,
- Going to the country,going to the fair,I met a senorita with a flower in her hair.
- Young Miss Jones seeking for love.
- Who stole the cookie from the cookie jar?
- Ms. Mary Mack all dressed in black.
- Ring around the roses.
- Jig Mother Rolam's daughter.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By remember too on Thursday, January 07, 2010 - 09:32 pm: Edit Post

also songs like, row, row your boat
hey diddle the cat and the fiddle
cuku buru sit on the old gum tree
no body's business but me own
carry me ackee go a linsted market


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By I remember on Thursday, January 07, 2010 - 09:06 pm: Edit Post

Trying to remember, could you please write the words to Farmer in the Dell for me?. It reminds the of a girl that used to visit from Kingston during school vacation, and the girls used to play that game during the early evenings. After that we played hide and seek.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By v.p.d. on Friday, January 08, 2010 - 03:56 pm: Edit Post

THE FOLLOWING WAS GOOGLED:

The farmer in the dell
The farmer in the dell
Hi-ho, the derry-o
The farmer in the dell

And the farmer takes a wife
The farmer takes a wife
Hi-ho, the derry-o
The farmer takes a wife

And the wife takes the child
The wife takes the child
Hi-ho, the derry-o
The wife takes the child

And the child takes the nurse
The child takes the nurse
Hi-ho, the derry-o
The child takes the nurse

And the nurse takes the dog
The nurse takes the dog
Hi-ho, the derry-o
The nurse takes the dog

And the dog takes the cat
The dog takes the cat
Hi-ho, the derry-o
The dog takes the cat

And the cat takes the mouse
The cat takes the mouse
Hi-ho, the derry-o
The cat takes the mouse

And the mouse takes the cheese
The mouse takes the cheese
Hi-ho, the derry-o
The mouse takes the cheese

And the cheese stands alone
The cheese stands alone
Hi-ho, the derry-o
The cheese stands alone


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By southfield native on Friday, January 08, 2010 - 02:48 pm: Edit Post

I can remember the following, it's great to go back down memeory lane, how much of these games does young people play now a days, instead they have ipod, laptop, games on the cellphone.

- Brown girl in the ring

-Skip around- those who born on a particular month skip around


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By southfield native on Friday, January 08, 2010 - 03:18 pm: Edit Post

You got me thinking now and one that has come to mind is London Bridge is falling down.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By pahark pearl on Sunday, January 10, 2010 - 04:13 pm: Edit Post

How can anyone forget Nola at Play, the best book ever. Before you complete grade one everyone was able to recite the entire book because of a wonderful Teacher Ms PT. "GOD BLESS HER."


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By I remember on Monday, January 11, 2010 - 08:53 am: Edit Post

Thanks v.p.d.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Reminisce on Monday, January 11, 2010 - 10:28 am: Edit Post

As you talk about book - the one with Master Willy and Mother Hen and Percy the Chick was funny too. There was a ram goat but I forgot his name. All of this was a part of our foundation - Grade 1 - imagine that!
Then from the Bookmobile 'The Cat in the Hat' - Wow!!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Ring girl on Monday, January 11, 2010 - 10:30 am: Edit Post

I hated when the farmer would always choose the girl or boy they liked....lol


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Pedro Peeps on Monday, January 11, 2010 - 12:28 pm: Edit Post

Hey Pearl,
I loved that book with a passion...Nola and Baby Bob.The best part was when Nola was celebrating her birthday and when they were all singing at the party ,"Nola did not sing because it was her birthday".Remember that?


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By FYI on Monday, January 11, 2010 - 12:52 pm: Edit Post

Reminisce - the name of the goat was Mr. Grumps.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Reminisce on Monday, January 11, 2010 - 01:58 pm: Edit Post

This is for 'Trying to Remember'
Could you tell us about the jig - Mother Rolam's daughter' - I mean the words for this jig.

This one sounds interesting too - for 'I remember too' - cuku buru sit on the old gum tree (How does this go?). Could you give us the words if this is a song or if it's a game how is it played?

The one about "All who born on January etc." is even used in some churches to raise funds. This is especially when they are having concerts (fundraising) so that everyone will get involved.

I have used the 'brown girl in the ring' ring game recently; however we changed it by using the actual name of the person in the ring to cut out the colour as not everyone is brown.

Some of these games are coming from colonial times, and are relative to specific things.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By v.p.d. on Monday, January 11, 2010 - 04:37 pm: Edit Post

GOOGLED:

Boney M. Brown Girl in the Ring Lyrics:

Brown girl in the ring
Tra la la la la
There's a brown girl in the ring
Tra la la la la la la
Brown girl in the ring
Tra la la la la
She looks like a sugar in a plum
Plum plum
Show me your motion
Tra la la la la
Come on show me your motion
Tra la la la la la la
Show me your motion
Tra la la la la
She looks like a sugar in a plum
Plum plum
All had water run dry
Got no way to wash my cloths
All had water run dry
[ Find more Lyrics on http://mp3lyrics.org/xem ]
Got no way to wash my cloths
I remember one Saturday night
We had fried fish
and Johnny-cakes
I remember one Saturday night
We had fried fish
and Johnny-cakes
Beng-a-leng
Beng-a-leng
Brown girl in the ring...
We had fried fish
and Johnny-cakes
All had water run dry
Got no way to wash my cloths
All had water run dry
Got no way to wash my cloths
Brown girl in the ring
Tra la la la la
There's a brown girl in the ring
Tra la la la la la la
Brown girl in the ring
Tra la la la la
She looks like a sugar in a plum
Plum plum


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By oldie on Tuesday, January 12, 2010 - 09:01 am: Edit Post

If I remember correctly, there was more than one Nola book?


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By southfield native on Tuesday, January 12, 2010 - 05:02 pm: Edit Post

I can recall doing the actions to "peel johncrow sit up ina tree top, come let me hold you hand gal".

Does anyone remember the words to it.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By v.p.d. on Wednesday, January 13, 2010 - 08:20 pm: Edit Post

Long time boy me never see you
Come let me hold your hand
Long time boy me never see you
Come let me hold your hand


Peel head John Crow
Sit upon a tree top
Pick off a blossom
Let me hold your hand boy
Let me hold your hand


This long time girl me never see you
Come mek we walk and talků

Peel head John Crow
In a treetop
With the blossom
Walk and talk girl
Mek we walk and talk

Long time boy me never see you
Come let we wheel and turnů


Peel head John Crow
Sit upon a treetop
Pick off a blossom
Mek we wheel and turn boy
Mek we wheel and turn


This long time girl me never see you
Come let me hold your handů
Peel head John Crow
In a treetop
With the blossom
Let me hold your hand girl
Let me hold your hand


Let me walk and talk boy
Let me wheel and turn boy
Let we walk and talk boy
Let me hold your hand girl
Let me hold your hand boy
Let me hold your hand.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Reminisce on Thursday, January 14, 2010 - 10:34 am: Edit Post

Thanks v.p.d. it was indeed Mr. Grumps!
Oh you guys are getting down to gravy - I love this thread - and how it's sewing. Keep the memories flowing - or they'll die, as these games are hardly even used anymore. Can anyone tell us when last you have seen a ring game being played and which one? This would be interesting.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Carlton Reynolds on Friday, October 08, 2010 - 10:48 pm: Edit Post

Wow! I remembered Mr Grumps as soon as I saw the question, it is amazing how these things just jump out from deep in the recesses of the mind!!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By v.p.d. on Tuesday, October 12, 2010 - 04:57 pm: Edit Post

Hey Carlton, good to see that you have resurfaced. I went to SBS with you, your brothers and sisters. I've seen where you are planning to return to TB to live; that's good news. I will probably join you and others. ~Best wishes.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Carlton Reynolds on Friday, October 15, 2010 - 10:56 am: Edit Post

Hey vpd!

Is the V for Veronica? You know me and I have to guess.Email & ID please. But you couldn't have gone to school with my brothers and me,as only one brother was in school with me. But that's understandable,it was a long time ago! We should have an old Sandy Bank school reunion! All the best to you too.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Carlton Reynolds on Friday, October 15, 2010 - 11:12 am: Edit Post

Does anyone remember the following:

Master Willy had a roll in the mud, "this is nice", he said. Mother hen saw him. "What a mess you are in! Come out you bad pig!" "But I like it", said Master Willy.
I remember how we used to rattle it off almost without punctuation!Funny thing, I don't another single line from that book.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Oldtimer #1 on Friday, October 15, 2010 - 11:35 pm: Edit Post

Carlton, this is the order it went in part "Come out you bad pig! What a mess you are in! "But I like it" said Master Willy.
That's as much as I remember now, but then its like 54 years ago!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Carlton Reynolds on Saturday, October 16, 2010 - 08:46 pm: Edit Post

Oldtimer #1

You cant be oldt #1 -you younger than me. I dont understand the reason for the aliases! Everything is edited on this site so why not use given names. You & I must have been at school together,now you know who I am, but I dont know who you are.
Somehow I realised the order I had was a bit off. I was about to change it but I wasnt sure. Its funny I cant remember one more word either.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Carol Reynolds-Saunders on Tuesday, October 19, 2010 - 08:17 pm: Edit Post

Carlton, I have to put in my two cents. Everytime I had reading lessons with daddy, I would rattle off "Master had a roll in the mud" etc. and he would always tell me not to read "Master Willy", as I knew it by heart.

Those were some fun days.

Yes Carlton, I agree with you that we do not know who the schoolmates are that do not give their real names. They know us and we do not know who they are.
Please, pretty please, I also would love to know who you are, as I am sure I went to school with you as well.

Take care and God bless.
Love you brother.

Carol.
Atlanta

I only use alias if the subject is controversial.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By TB NATIVE on Wednesday, October 20, 2010 - 09:00 pm: Edit Post

Hi Carol how are you doing?


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By TB NATIVE on Wednesday, October 20, 2010 - 09:00 pm: Edit Post

Hi Carol how are you doing?


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Carol Reynolds-Saunders on Thursday, October 21, 2010 - 02:02 pm: Edit Post

Hi TB Native,

I am doing great, thank you and how are you doing?
I think I have your emaile address.
Does your name start with D?

Take care.

Carol.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By TB NATIVE on Saturday, October 23, 2010 - 08:17 pm: Edit Post

Hi Carol, I am doing wonderfful thank you I think I did something wrong, with your email address, when I have some free time I will send you the history about myself God blees.