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THE YULE DAYS.

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THE YULE DAYS.

[For the manner of playing this game, see Note to Christmas

Gifts, page 140.]

THE king sent his lady on the first Yule day,
A papingo-aye :
Who learns my carol and carries it away?
The king sent his lady on the second Yule day,
Three partridges, a papingo-aye:
Who learns my carol and carries it away?
The king sent his lady on the third Yule day,
Three plovers, three partridges, a papingo-aye :
Who learns my carol and carries it away?
The king sent his lady on the fourth Yule day,
A
goose

that was gray,
Three plovers, three partridges, a papingo-aye :
Who learns my carol and carries it away?
The king sent his lady on the fifth Yule day,
Three starlings, a goose that was gray,
Three plovers, three partridges, a papingo-aye :
Who learns my carol and carries it away?

* A peacock.

The king sent his lady on the sixth Yule day, Three goldspinks, three starlings, a goose that was

gray, Three plovers, three partridges, a papingo-aye : Who learns my carol and carries it away?

The king sent his lady on the seventh Yule day,
A bull that was brown, three goldspinks, three

starlings, a goose that was gray,
Three plovers, three partridges, a papingo-aye:
Who learns my carol and carries it away?

The king sent his lady on the eighth Yule day, Three ducks a-merry laying, a bull that was brown, Three goldspinks, three starlings, a goose that was

gray, Three plovers, three partridges, a papingo-aye : Who learns my carol and carries it away?

The king sent his lady on the ninth Yule day, Three swans a-merry swimming, three ducks a

merry laying, a bull that was brown, Three goldspinks, three starlings, a goose that was

gray, Three plovers, three partridges, a papingo-aye: Who learns my carol and carries it away?

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The king sent his lady on the tenth Yule day,
An Arabian baboon, three swans a-merry swimming,
Three ducks a-merry laying, a bull that was brown,
Three goldspinks, three starlings, a goose that was

gray,
Three plovers, three partridges, a papingo-aye:
Who learns my carol and carries it away?
The king sent his lady on the eleventh Yule day,
Three hinds a-merry hunting, an Arabian baboon,
Three swans a-merry swimming,
Three ducks a-merry laying, a bull that was brown,
Three goldspinks, three starlings, a goose that was

gray, Three plovers, three partridges, a papingo-aye : Who learns my carol and carries it away?

The king sent his lady on the twelfth Yule day, Three maids a-merry dancing, three hinds a-merry

hunting, an Arabian baboon, Three swans a-merry swimming, Three ducks a-merry laying, a bull that was brown, Three goldspinks, three starlings, a goose that was

gray, Three plovers, three partridges, a papingo-aye: Who learns my carol and carries it away?

The king sent his lady on the thirteenth Yule day, Three stalks o' merry corn, three maids a-merry

dancing, Three hinds a-merry hunting, an Arabian baboon, Three swans a-merry swimming, Three ducks a-merry laying, a bull that was brown, Three goldspinks, three starlings, a goose that was

gray, Three plovers, three partridges, a papingo-aye: Who learns my carol and carries it away?

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CASTLES IN THE AIR. BY PERMISSION OF MR. D. ROBERTSON, GLASGOW. THE bonnie, bonnie bairn, wha sits poking in

the ase,

Glowering in the fire wi' his wee round face;
Laughing at the fuffing lowe, what sees he there?
Ah! the wee dreamer's bigging castles in the air.
His wee chubby face, and his touzie curly pow,
Are laughing and nodding to the dancing lowe;
He'll brown his rosy cheeks, and singe his sunny

hair,
Glowering at the imps wi' their castles in the air.
He sees muckle castles towering to the moon !
He sees little sodgers pu’ing them a' doun !
World's whomling up and doun, bleezing wi a flare-
See how he loups, as they glimmer in the air !
For a' sae sage he looks, what can the laddie ken ?
He's thinking upon naething, like mony mighty

men;

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