Did you Ever See a Lassie

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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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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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This song has been printed from the BusSongs.com website.