4 to 30 or more players. Indoors; out of doors.
This is a simple little game for very little children, consisting simply in dancing around in a circle with clasped hands as the following verse is recited, and “bobbing” down quickly as the ship goes to the bottom of the sea:—
“Three times round went our gallant ship,
And three times round went she;
Three times round went our gallant ship,
Then she sank to the bottom of the sea.”
A tumble as the ship goes down adds much to the spirit of the play.
Excerpt from the book:
GAMES FOR THE PLAYGROUND, HOME, SCHOOL AND GYMNASIUM BY JESSIE H. BANCROFT
New York, THE MACMILLAN COMPANY 1922