Game Of The Gipsy
: NURSERY GAMES
: Popular Rhymes And Nursery Tales
One child is selected for Gipsy, one for Mother, and one for Daughter
Sue. The Mother says,--
I charge my daughters every one
To keep good house while I am gone.
You and you (points) but specially you,
[Or sometimes, but specially Sue.]
Or else I'll beat you black and blue.
During the Mother's absence, the Gipsy comes in, entices a child away,
and hides her. This process is repeated till all the children are
hidden, when the Mother has to find them.