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Sonsy Ann

Sonsy Ann, rhyme / Arthur Coulter, speech in English

Sonsy Ann, rhyme / Arthur Coulter, speech in English

Sonsy Ann, she won the game
She rolled it up in her petticoat tail
Good luck, bad luck, in or out
If I had a-cheated, I would have went out.

Notes from Hugh Shields

Playing Jacks (Fivestones). See A Gomme’s The traditional games of England, Scotland and Ireland (vol 1, 1964: 122–129. Sonsy is defined as “lucky” or “fat”; a-cheated: an old past participle.