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> Playing Balls Against Walls, ...and sheds
jock
post 28th Jul 2006, 11:19pm
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Good memories! Also remember "heiders" in the close. climbing dykes, dreepin aff high walls, jumpin fae tops of middens tae wash houses etc. etc.
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post 29th Jul 2006, 05:18am
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did you also play on top of a shelter and drop stones down its airhole (because it was all sealed up then)? another thing we did was walk along the railings like an Olympic gymnast ,barely managing to keep our balance.Back greens were great places!
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post 29th Jul 2006, 06:00am
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when we played in, and on, the shelters they were still open, but we never used them during air raids. One of the neighbours was a carpenter and he braced up the back close, including folding bench seats, for use during the raids.
Railing and wall walking was our specialty! The higher and longer the better! Just normal tenement kids having fun..........before T.V.'s, computers, and home telephones!!!!!
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post 22nd Aug 2006, 08:17pm
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I'd forgotten about the ball in a stocking! Do you remember tying the stocking to one ankle then kicking that leg sp that the stocking went round and round. You had to jump over the ball with the other foot.
And what about stilts? My dad would put string through two tin cans, one can at either end, and you stood on the cans and used the string to walk along on your home-made stilts.
I love dballs and had a huge collection of scraps - remember the cherubs? We used to swap scraps with our pals if we had "doublers".
Another thing we did was to play in the backcourt at shops. We raided yhe middens for old tins, bottles, boxes, and used different stones and broken glass for money. Clabber (mud) made great pies or mince or bread and cakes to sell in the shop. We used to shout when we had everything set up, "Shop's open! Come n' buy!"
Can you imagine the Health and Safety people nowadays hearing about all of that?!!! mad.gif


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post 18th Aug 2007, 01:06am
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Oh the memories. I used to do that with the tin cans [stilts] and it was great fun. Also loved playing doublers and beds [peever]. The peever was usually a boot polish tin. My pal's dad worked in a tailors shop so we would get tailor's chalk to draw the beds. Playing in puddles was also a great sport. I loved puddles.

I remember my first bike [5/- second hand]. The bell rung all the time so folk were getting out of your road before you even turned a corner! The next one cost 15/- [second hand] and it had a 3 speed gear [I wouldnae call the Queen my cousin] I cycled from Maryhill to Carbeth and thought it was wonderful.

Another wee rhyme I remembered was

Vote vote vote for Mr Churchhill, who's that knocking at the door
If it's Hitler and his wife, take a game of game of game of game of poker and a knife
And ye won't see Hitler any more.
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post 18th Aug 2007, 01:33am
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Hi Jock, you must have been following me... tongue.gif great fun on summer nights


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post 19th Aug 2007, 11:12am
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I really loved playing balls and my favourite was ' Ahve a Lover ' where you had to do the trick bit a few times at the end of a line, here's a really hard song that only the Big Girls could do good.
Ahve a lover in America, ahve a lover in Dundee I E I E
Ahve a lover in America an' he's comin' hame tae marry me I E I E
First he took me tae ma wedding, then he took me hame tae tea I E I E
Then he ran away an' left me wi' 3 bonny babies on my knee I E I E
Wan wiz sitting on the fireside, wan wiz sitting oan ma knee I E I E
Wan wiz sitting oan the doorstep shouting Daddy Daddy Daddy come fur me I E I E

I'm sure this must have been a wee rhyme from the GI Brides era
We also done the usual soap powder spelling ones like DAZ and OMO and Mrs Yellow etc where you did the trick on the last letter.
Mrs Yella met a fella oan the way to Portabella.
Mrs White goat a fright in the middle of the night, she saw a ghost eating toast halfway up the lamp post.
Mrs Brown went to town wi' her knickers hanging down.
Mrs Red went to bed in the morning she was dead.
Mrs Pink done a stink in her neebours kitchen sink.

I'll ask my wee sister and I'll bet she can remember more
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post 19th Aug 2007, 12:06pm
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I cannot remember if these were play songs or not

Murder murder polis three sterrs up
The wummin on the middle sterr hut me wi' a cup
Ma heid's aw bleedin' ma heid's aw cut
murdr murder polis three stairs up



No last night but the night before
three wee monkeys came tae the door
Wan hid a fiddle wan hid a drum
An wan hid a pancake stuck tae it's bum
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maryhillgal
post 2nd Sep 2007, 12:53am
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Yes Jinty they were great songs for playing balls. Our version was I've a laddie in America [not a lover]. I had forgotten all about that one, thanks for reminding me.
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post 2nd Sep 2007, 07:48pm
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what was the song that we used to sing where we used to have to play wan hanny at the end with the two baws stotin against the wall a played left handed anwish a could find a wall noo so a could try it again laugh.gif laugh.gif


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glasgow lass
post 2nd Sep 2007, 09:31pm
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aye stuarty,,, wiz that no called waans a toozy towz a toozy threez a toozy and so on laugh.gif laugh.gif right up until we would drop a ball,,,
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murn
post 2nd Sep 2007, 09:35pm
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I think it was the rabbie burns one

Rabbie Burns wis born in Aye
noo hes doon in georges square
if ye want tae see him there
just jump on the bus an pay yer fer
(one handed) penny, tuppence, thrupence..............
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post 2nd Sep 2007, 09:49pm
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laugh.gif murn,, that was the polite way of doing it hen tongue.gif
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murn
post 2nd Sep 2007, 10:03pm
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we were all posh in Priesthill
used tae whitten oor sannies every day rolleyes.gif
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post 3rd Sep 2007, 01:26am
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Whit did ye whiten them wae, Blanco?
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