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One two, buckle my shoe...

Three four, ...

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Five six, pick up sticks...right?

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One, two, buckle my shoe.

Three, four, shut the door.

Five, six, pick up sticks.

Seven, eight, lay them straight.

Nine, ten, begin again. (?)

I'm not sure about that last line. Maybe "Nine, ten, start over again."

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"big fat hen"

Yes, that's the version we have over here, too.

Which is really quite odd.

MG

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One, two, buckle my shoe

Three, four, knock at the door

Five, six, pick up sticks

Seven, eight, lay them straight

Nine, ten, a big fat hen

Eleven, twelve, dig and delve

Thirteen, fourteen, maids a'courting

Fifteen, sixteen, maids in the kitchen

Seventeen, eighteen, maids a'waiting

Nineteen, twenty, my platter's empty ...

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Check out the Opies' books, they print a lot of these rhymes in all the variants.

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One, two, buckle my shoe

Three, four, knock at the door

Five, six, pick up sticks

Seven, eight, lay them straight

Nine, ten, a big fat hen

Eleven, twelve, dig and delve

Thirteen, fourteen, maids a'courting

Fifteen, sixteen, maids in the kitchen

Seventeen, eighteen, maids a'waiting

Nineteen, twenty, my platter's empty ...

Well, I'd forgotten the rest. But we always say, here, myplate's empty.

MG

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I'm gone again.

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Check out the Opies' books, they print a lot of these rhymes in all the variants.

Yes, they're great.

I found this site, in case anyone's interested: http://www.amherst.edu/~rjyanco94/literatu...goose/menu.html

The Wiki entry on this rhyme claims that it's "about" the bubonic plague in London, but that sounds apocryphal to me. (Kinda like the Snopes entry on Sing a Song of Sixpence, which is their own nod and wink toward the creation of urban legends.)

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Tell me I'm not the only one for whom this rhyme comes to mind....

One two three

A little fool I want to be

Two three four

You can give me more

Five six seven

I don't want to wait for heaven

Nine ten eleven

Going back to seven

Seven eight nine

Kann denn das noch sein

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Check out the Opies' books, they print a lot of these rhymes in all the variants.

Yes, they're great.

I found this site, in case anyone's interested: http://www.amherst.edu/~rjyanco94/literatu...goose/menu.html

The Wiki entry on this rhyme claims that it's "about" the bubonic plague in London, but that sounds apocryphal to me. (Kinda like the Snopes entry on Sing a Song of Sixpence, which is their own nod and wink toward the creation of urban legends.)

Wiki doesn't sound very convinced about that, however.

The one that's generally believed to have originated with the Black Death is "Ring around the roses".

MG

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Check out the Opies' books, they print a lot of these rhymes in all the variants.

Yes, they're great.

I found this site, in case anyone's interested: http://www.amherst.edu/~rjyanco94/literatu...goose/menu.html

The Wiki entry on this rhyme claims that it's "about" the bubonic plague in London, but that sounds apocryphal to me. (Kinda like the Snopes entry on Sing a Song of Sixpence, which is their own nod and wink toward the creation of urban legends.)

Wiki doesn't sound very convinced about that, however.

The one that's generally believed to have originated with the Black Death is "Ring around the roses".

MG

Yeah - I think it's pretty plausible (Ring Around the Rosey, that is - US variant).

The Snopes spoof page on Sing as Song of Sixpence has actually been reported as fact. I have to say that I fell for it myself when I 1st saw it. They're very convincing!

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Bye.

MG

Thilly boy, I'm quoting a Dithyy Gillethpie/Joe Carroll thong baithed on thith nurthery rhyme!

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1, 2

Freddy's comin' for you

3, 4

Better lock your door

5, 6

Grab your crucifix

7, 8

Better stay up late

9, 10

Never sleep again.

Sorry, couldn't resist. :crazy:

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help me find this one please:

a leuton was captured

in tomahouton war

soldiers were killed

people by the score

screaming like a banshee

coming out of hell

johnny killed a soldier

just before he fell.....johnny fell......

i learned it when i was 6 so the lyrics may be off. i can't find it anywhere and i don't have any more information.

i hope someone recognizes it and thanks.

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hopefully someone has! for me its been a 40 plus year mystery!

:ph34r:

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Thanks everyone. :)

I've been away a couple days...

Say, does the rhyme I inquired about have a title?

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there once was a man from Nantucket...

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help me find this one please:

a leuton was captured

in tomahouton war

soldiers were killed

people by the score

screaming like a banshee

coming out of hell

johnny killed a soldier

just before he fell.....johnny fell......

i learned it when i was 6 so the lyrics may be off. i can't find it anywhere and i don't have any more information.

i hope someone recognizes it and thanks.

no luck yet!

:mellow:

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Tell me I'm not the only one for whom this rhyme comes to mind....

One two three

A little fool I want to be

Two three four

You can give me more

Five six seven

I don't want to wait for heaven

Nine ten eleven

Going back to seven

Seven eight nine

Kann denn das noch sein

:unsure:

Seems you are on your own again.

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Reminds me of this old joke:

Why was 6 afraid of 7? Because 7 8 9.

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On July 3, 2008 at 10:04 PM, Bright Moments said:

 

 

 

no luck yet!

 

:mellow:

Still no luck!

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nice to see u again,

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