How Many Miles to Babylon? - English Children's Songs - England - Mama Lisa's World: Children's Songs and Rhymes from Around the World  - Intro Image

Notes

*Threescore = Three times twenty = Sixty.

Game Instructions

A line of boys and girls holding hands approaches two other children (who have their hands joined and raised up to form a double arch). After the dialogue, the line passes through, and the last child is caught if possible by a sudden lowering of the arms by the two kids who formed the "arch".

Thanks and Acknowledgements

This rhyme and illustration can be found in The Nursery Rhyme Book, edited by Andrew Lang and illustrated by L. Leslie Brooke (1897).

How Many Miles to Babylon? - English Children's Songs - England - Mama Lisa's World: Children's Songs and Rhymes from Around the World  - Bottom Image

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