Mudcat Café message #428332 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #32497   Message #428332
Posted By: Mrrzy
29-Mar-01 - 09:30 AM
Thread Name: 'Hole in the Ground' question
Subject: RE: 'Hole in the Ground' question
These were old build-memory exercises from the days before writing, when you had to have a tremendous memory for the spoken word, since nobody could write their instructions down nor look them up again. Or so I've heard... The one I have by Ed McCurdy on his children's album is called The Green Grass Grew All Around, and it does have the hole in the ground, and the tree, the limb, the branch, the twig, the nest, the bird, the wing, the feather, the gnat, the eye, and the eyelash. No dirt, but I can add that in...