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On the Mountain Stands a Lady [one]

On the mountain stands a lady, song / Helen Osborne & Margaret Osborne, singing in English

On the mountain stands a lady, song / Helen Osborne & Margaret Osborne, singing in English

On the mountain stands a lady
Who she is I do not know
She has lost her gold and silver
All she wants is someone new

Call in my Rosemary oh, Rosemary oh
Call in my Rosemary oh
Till I get out to play

Db Item 044I Musictr
Db Item 044I Musictr

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Notes from Hugh Shields

A widely known ring game; see A Gomme’s The traditional games of England, Scotland and Ireland (vol 1, 1964:320–23), WW Newell’s Games and songs of American Children (1963:55–56); N Douglas’s London street games (1931:49); L Daiken’s Children’s games throughout the year (1949:74–75); JTR Ritchie’s Golden city (1964:165–66, 174). Also compare with “On the hillside stands a lady [two]” from this collection.