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The
mulberry
bush.
24               What Shall We Do Now?
The players join hands and go round and round in a ring, singing—
Here we go round the mulberry bush, the mulberry bush, the mulberry bush, Here we go round the mulberry bush On a fine and frosty morning.
They then let go hands and sing—
This is the way we wash our clothes, wash our clothes, wash our clothes. This is the way we wash our clothes On a fine and frosty morning,
and as they sing they pretend to be washing. After the verse is done they join hands again and dance round to the singing of the mulberry bush chorus again, and so on after each verse. The other verses are—
(2)  This is the way we iron our clothes.
(3)  This is the way we wash our face.
(4)  This is the way we comb our hair.
(5)  This is the way we go to school {very sadly).
(6)  This is the way we learn our book.
(7)  This is the way we sew our seams.
And lastly and very gaily—
(8)  This is the way we come from school,
and then the chorus comes again, and the game is done.
This is another of the old country games in which the players all have to do the same things. They first join hands and dance round, singing—
Here we dance Looby, looby,
Here we dance Looby light, Here we dance Looby, looby,
All on a Saturday night.
Then, letting go of hands and standing still, they sing—
Lcoby, looby.
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