Mudcat Café message #891 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #285   Message #891
Posted By: Bert Hansell
26-Dec-96 - 08:47 AM
Thread Name: Origins: The Magpie (David Dodds)
Subject: RE: The Magpie
A related issue....

We had a counting song as kids which we used to count sneezes. I was told that it was also used to count magpies. It goes. "Once a wish, twice a kiss, three times a letter, four times soemthig better"

By the way Mike; is that Maldon, Essex? We used to go folk dancing at the Youth Hostel there.