What To Do
The players choose a ‘farmer’ and then form a circle around him holding hands. They walk in a clockwise direction and chant the following:
The farmer’s in his den, The farmer’s in his den. E…i…e…i, The farmer’s in his den.
This is then repeated with the following words:
The farmer wants a wife, The farmer wants a wife, E…i…e…i, The farmer wants a wife.
The farmer chooses a wife from the circle of children and joins him in the centre.
The chant continues with the following verses. After each verse the previously elected child chooses someone from the circle to join the group in the middle.