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Wallflowers

Wallflowers, song / Deborah Crowley & [various unidentified performers], singing in English

Wallflowers, song / Deborah Crowley & [various unidentified performers], singing in English

Wallflowers, wallflowers, growing up so high
Especially Marie S****, she is the youngest child
Oh fie, for shame, oh fie, for shame
Turn your back against the game

Wallflowers, wallflowers, growing up so high
Especially Deborah C******, she is the youngest child
Oh fie, for shame, oh fie, for shame
Turn your back against the game, etc.

Db Item 031 Musictr
Db Item 031 Musictr

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Notes from Hugh Shields

Sung: “Oh fie for shay.” Other references are found in Gomme’s The traditional games of England, Scotland and Ireland (1964, vol 1:182–83, vol 2:329–42); WW Newell’s Games and songs of American children (1963:68); N Douglas’s London street games (1931:41); L Daiken’s Children’s games throughout the year (1949:109–110, 122); JTR Ritchie’s Golden city (1964:59, 177). So early in the morning,  ed. Diane Hamilton (1962:Tradition LP TLP 1024);  Ewan McColl and Dominic Behan’s The singing streets, (1958: Folkways LP FW 8501).