|Subject: Farmer, Farmer|
Posted Jun 30, 2001 by CopyMaster
The game described here as "Farmer, Farmer" is also played in the USA, under the name, "Red Rover." The chant used by the "it" person in the USA version is "Red Rover, Red Rover, let (color) come over!"
Actually, what I remember as Red Rover was more like Chains. The chant was similar to the one above, except instead of (color), it was (name).
In the 1950s in Manchester, this rhyme was "Please Mr Fisher(man) can I cross your golden water?" and the reply was "Not unless you've got [colour] on".
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