Did you Ever See a Lassie

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Did you ever see a lassie,
A lassie,
A lassie?
Did you ever see a lassie
Go this way and that?
Go this way and that way,
And that way and this way,
Did you ever see a lassie
Go this way and that?

Did you ever see a laddie,
A laddie,
A laddie?
Did you ever see a laddie
Go this way and that?
Go this way and that way,
And that way and this way,
Did you ever see a laddie
Go this way and that?

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Information About Did you Ever See a Lassie

Did you ever see a "lassie?' Well, first you would have to know what a "lassie" is, wouldn't you? It's not a word that is very common today. According to the Wiktionary. a "lassie" in the word used by people who live in Scotland and Northern England, to describe a young girl. "Laddie" is the term from the same region used to describe a young boy!

The song is sung to the tune of a German melody "Ach, du lieber Augustin" (Oh You Dear, Augustin), which which goes back to the Vienna plague epidemic of 1679 and was composed by Marx Augustin.

"Did You Ever See a Lassie" is a song that often accompanies a little children's game, whereby the kids that are playing form a circle, with one child in the middle, and everyone sings a verse of the song, while circling the person who is "it". When the come to the end of a verse, the child in the middle performs some silly task, like a little dance, and everyone in the circle imitates it. A new child goes to the middle, and the singing and circling begins again!

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Grace Butcher, Australia

4 May 2016 at 12:28am

I love this song, can not wait to have children so i can sing it to them.

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c, c

1 March 2016 at 6:19pm

lassie-girl laddie-boy

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Alice, Philippines

12 October 2014 at 10:51pm

It is really nice to listen this song...thanks!

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Chloe, Canada

3 September 2014 at 11:17pm

This song is centuries old! Thanks to KID-Iddles!

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Tracey, Australia

10 September 2012 at 6:22am

I like the songs you have on here, but I find so unnecessary to have ads from women in skimpy bikinis advertising themselves on what is primarily a site aimed at children and their enjoyment, I am looking for songs to put with an assignment, but am getting turned off the site due to the ads!

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Alayna, American Samoa

3 August 2012 at 11:28pm

so nice

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Savannah, Belgium

27 February 2012 at 11:06am

it is really great althoug what i am looking for exactly is a roundsong...

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Eleanor, Ardrossan

6 July 2010 at 3:56pm

This is really good and to make it more fun you should sing 'did you ever see a nappy'! it's really good fun!

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Val, Goshen Usa

25 April 2009 at 5:47am

This song came to mind, but I couldn't remember all the lyrics, so I Googled it, and up this came! Kept me from going crazy trying to remember the words! Ah, the internet!

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Larry, Baguio

23 December 2008 at 4:15am

it is to good but more excellent move

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