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Hally Go Lee Go Lee

Hally go lee go lee, song / Eileen Keaney, singing in English

Hally go lee go lee, song / Eileen Keaney, singing in English

Hally go lee go lee
Hally go lo go lo
Hally go lee go lee
Upon a summer’s day, Yoh!
Repeated

Here we go round the ring
Hally go lee go lo
Hally go lee go lee
Upon a summer’s day.

Db Item 045 Musictr
Db Item 045 Musictr

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Notes from Hugh Shields

A Belfast ring game, of which a fuller text is available in L Daiken’s Children’s games throughout the year (1949:155–56). Daiken’s version makes clear that “Hally go lee go lee” is phonetically equivalent to “Here we go looby loo.” See also A Gomme’s The traditional games of England, Scotland and Ireland (vol 2, 1964:430–41); JTR Ritchie’s Golden city (1964:160–61).