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Subject: Nursery rhymes :)
From: j0_77
Date: 21 Aug 99 - 01:08 PM

'Hi diddle diddle the cat and the fiddle the cow jumped over the moon, and how the cat laughed to see such fun as the dog ran away with the spoon'
Is this right? Any one got some more


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Subject: RE: BS: Nursery rhymes :)
From: Banjer
Date: 21 Aug 99 - 01:17 PM

Old Mother Hubbard went to the cupboard,
To get her poor daughter a dress,
But when she got there, the cupboard was bare
And so is her daughter, I guess!


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Subject: RE: BS: Nursery rhymes :)
From:
Date: 21 Aug 99 - 01:18 PM

I think it"s
"the little dog laughed to see such sport....
and the dish ran away with the spoon"

how's about?

The owl and the pussycat went to sea
in a beautiful pea-green boat

that's all I remember of that one...anyone got more?

My mom used to have an old album of these nursery rhymes done in song....


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Subject: RE: BS: Nursery rhymes :)
From: annamill
Date: 21 Aug 99 - 01:19 PM

Hey Diddle Diddle, the cat and the fiddle. The cow jumped over the moon.

The little dog laughed to see such sport, and the dish ran away with the spoon.

Love, annap


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Subject: RE: BS: Nursery rhymes :)
From: Banjer
Date: 21 Aug 99 - 01:20 PM

NEWS FLASH

Hickory Dickory Doc,
Three mice ran up the clock
The clock struck one
But the other two escaped without injury!

Film at eleven


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Subject: RE: BS: Nursery rhymes :)
From: Peter T.
Date: 21 Aug 99 - 01:29 PM

Sounds like Mots d'heures gousse rames.
yours, Peter T.


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Subject: RE: BS: Nursery rhymes :)
From: j0_77
Date: 21 Aug 99 - 02:28 PM

Thanx guys an gals - I must get some more of these - there is a theory floating around somewheres that nursery rhymes /lil kids 'play ground' rounds/songs are the source of all folk/tunes etc - Comments???


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Subject: Owl and the Pussycat
From: Joe Offer
Date: 21 Aug 99 - 04:46 PM

Click here for an illustrated rendition of Edward Lear's "Owl and the Pussycat." Explore all the links on the page, and you'll find some wonderful stuff.
-Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: BS: Nursery rhymes :)
From: McKnees
Date: 21 Aug 99 - 04:54 PM

Hi how about the cure for the plague.

Ringa ringa roses, a pocket full of poses, atishu, atishu,we all fall down.

couldn't figure out how you spell a sneeze.

Knock knee'd one.


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Subject: RE: BS: Nursery rhymes :)
From: McKnees
Date: 21 Aug 99 - 05:48 PM

Duckboots might remember this one. This old man he played one, he played nicknack on my thumb, With a nicknack paddy whack, give a dog a bone, This old man went rolling home.

This old man he played two, he played nicknack with my shoe. with a nicknack etc

this old man he played three, he played nickack on my knee. with a nicknack etc

This old man he played four,he played nicknack on my door. with a ni etc. Anyone any ideas where this one came from, I don't Knock Knee'd one.


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Subject: RE: BS: Nursery rhymes :)
From: John Hindsill
Date: 21 Aug 99 - 07:35 PM

Mary had a little lamb,
Some chicken and some stew
She used to weigh one hundred pounds,
But now she's two-oh-two.

I love her twice as much now that there's twice as much of her to love.---John


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Subject: RE: BS: Nursery rhymes :)
From: bill\sables
Date: 21 Aug 99 - 08:28 PM

Old King Cole was a merry old soul he played with his soldiers in bed But when he got tired of his majors and generals he played with his privates instead Cheers Bill


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Subject: RE: BS: Nursery rhymes :)
From: Margo
Date: 22 Aug 99 - 12:32 AM

Haha, Bill.

Little Jack Horner sat in the corner extracting cube roots to infinity,
a task for all boys that will minimize noise, and maintain a more peaceful vicinity.

I thought it was Mary had a little lamb, a little pork, a little jam..............

Higglety pigglety my black hen, she lays eggs in the relative when!

Oh my, no wonder my kids are warped!

M


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Subject: RE: BS: Nursery rhymes :)
From: alison
Date: 22 Aug 99 - 12:43 AM

You will find plenty of nursery rhymes etc at Wonderful kids songs and rhymes site

slainte

alison


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Subject: RE: BS: Nursery rhymes :)
From: bseed(charleskratz)
Date: 22 Aug 99 - 01:00 AM

Mary had a little toad--
I know that's not tradition;
But the toad, you see, was once a lamb
Back before nuclear fission.

--seed


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Subject: RE: BS: Nursery rhymes :)
From: catspaw49
Date: 22 Aug 99 - 03:21 AM

Pick a pock of peach pits
Pockets full of pie.
420 blackbirds, baked til they fry.
Winnipeg was opened and burst upon a swing,
Wasn't that a dainty dish, was two by four the King.

........complimemnts of Pogo and Walt Kelly

Spaw


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Subject: RE: BS: Nursery rhymes :)
From: bseed(charleskratz)
Date: 22 Aug 99 - 03:59 AM

'Sclaw, I thought I recognized that style--Deck us all with Boston Charlie and Good King Sauerkraut, look out! on yo' feets unevern. Give a toot of the ol' possum for Good Old Walt Kelly! --seed


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Subject: RE: BS: Nursery rhymes :)
From: bill\sables
Date: 22 Aug 99 - 08:08 AM

Mary had a little lamb she also had a bear I've often seen her little lamb but I've never seen her bare Cheers Bill


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Subject: RE: BS: Nursery rhymes :)
From: Banjer
Date: 22 Aug 99 - 08:43 AM

Ok, I have refrained but that's over now....

Little Miss Muffet sat on a tuffet,
Eating her curds and whey,
Along came a spider, sat down beside her,
And aseked, "What's in the bowl, bitch?"


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Subject: RE: BS: Nursery rhymes :)
From: dick greenhaus
Date: 22 Aug 99 - 09:21 AM

or Jack be quick Jack be nimble Jack jumped over A phallic symbol


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Subject: RE: BS: Nursery rhymes :)
From: annamill
Date: 22 Aug 99 - 10:51 AM

Shall we go to Andrew Dice Clay?? Oh noooo.. Banjer!

Little Miss Mary, quite contrary, how does your garden grow? With silver bells, cockle shells, and one f**kin' petunia!

What a way to start a gentle morning. Where is my coffee??

Love, annap


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Subject: RE: BS: Nursery rhymes :)
From: Margo
Date: 22 Aug 99 - 01:14 PM

Banjer, that's my husband's style. Besides that he makes up the best nonsense syllables I've ever heard. He can't sing worth a darn, but he does sing to the kids and me.....


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Subject: RE: BS: Nursery rhymes :)
From: Banjer
Date: 22 Aug 99 - 01:32 PM

Jack and Jill went up the hill,
To fetch a pail of water,
Each had a dollar and a quarter,
When Jack and Jill came down the hill,
Jill had two dollars and fifty cents,
'Tain't water they went after!


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Subject: RE: BS: Nursery rhymes :)
From: annamill
Date: 22 Aug 99 - 01:33 PM

Margarita, I hope you didn't think I was being nasty to Banjer. I hope you didn't think that, Banjer. I was being funny. Though I have no great love the Diceman, I love his little nursery rhymes. I just forgot to put the ;-) **BG**. Sorry.

Love, annap


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Subject: RE: BS: Nursery rhymes :)
From: catspaw49
Date: 22 Aug 99 - 01:55 PM

In that case............

Old Mother Hubbard went to the cupboard
To get her poor dog a bone.
But when she bent over, Rover came over,
And he had a bone of his own.

Spaw


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Subject: RE: BS: Nursery rhymes :)
From: bill\sables
Date: 22 Aug 99 - 01:58 PM

Old Mother Hubbard went to the cupboard to get the postman a letter But when she got there the cupboard was bare so they did it without, It was better

Cheers Bill


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Subject: RE: BS: Nursery rhymes :)
From: Barbara
Date: 22 Aug 99 - 02:29 PM

Mary had a little lamb (3X)
Now Mary's lamb is dead
And Mary takes her lamb to school(3X)
Between two slabs of bread

Anyone else sing "The Second Story Window"? As kids it kept us occupied for hours on car trips.
You simply take the first three lines of any nursery rhyme (or any song with the right meter, and there are a lot) and plug in "And he/she/they threw it/him/her out the window" for the fourth line. Thus:

Little Bo-Peep has lost her sheep
And can't tell where to find them
Leave them alone and they'll come home
And she threw them out the window
CHORUS:
The window, the window,
the second story window
Leave them alone and they'll come home
And she threw them out the window!

Tune is similar to "Ain't Gonna Rain No More". Variants of this involve singing every verse and nursery rhyme you can think of to either Shady Grove or "OOooeee, Ride Me High" that Bob Dylan song.
This is best done with kids, or adults after 2 a.m.(or maybe anytime here at Mudcat)>

Blessings,
Barbara


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Subject: RE: BS: Nursery rhymes :)
From: annamill
Date: 22 Aug 99 - 05:10 PM

I thought it was "so Rover drove'er, cause he had a bone of his own" 'spaw.

Naughty annap ;-)


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Subject: RE: BS: Nursery rhymes :)
From: Murray on Saltspring
Date: 22 Aug 99 - 08:39 PM

And don 't forget:

Mary had a little lamb--

and wasn't the doctor surprised!!


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Subject: RE: BS: Nursery rhymes :)
From: j0_77
Date: 22 Aug 99 - 08:42 PM

This thread oughter be framed and put on the mudcat tavern walls - :)


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Subject: RE: BS: Nursery rhymes :)
From:
Date: 22 Aug 99 - 10:43 PM

Many years ago, I taught in an inner, inner city school. A brand new English teacher came in as a sub for the class next door to mine, and read them the poem, "The Owl and the Pussycat." He never substituted there again...


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Subject: RE: BS: Nursery rhymes :)
From: Margo
Date: 22 Aug 99 - 11:59 PM

AnnaP, I've never thought you were nasty! Margarita


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Subject: RE: BS: Nursery rhymes :)
From: PJ
Date: 23 Aug 99 - 12:13 AM

How about...

A little bird with a yellow bill Hopped upon my window sill I lured him in with crumbs of bread And bashed him on his crummy head. (Aaaaaaaaaaaaaammmmmmmmmmmeeeeeeeeeeeeeeennnnnnnnn.)

:) pj :)


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Subject: RE: BS: Nursery rhymes :)
From: PJ
Date: 23 Aug 99 - 12:26 AM

Hey!

I tried to create breaks after each line in that last posting by typing a "b" in between the left and right... um... pointy things. (Am I losing ya in techinical jargon?)

Instead I got no line breaks and suddenly I was speaking in bold print. What happened?

If this is some kinda incantation, it could actually come in handy. Just think, if I was feeling shy all I'd have to do is say "B IN THE POINTY THINGS!" and suddenly all my inhibitions would disappear and I'd speak boldly.

"B IN THE POINTY THINGS!" Boss, I want a raise. "B IN THE POINTY THINGS!" Honey, I wrecked the car. "B IN THE POINTY THINGS!" Hey, would you control your obnixious child for heaven's sake?

Wow, this could be great.

pj


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Subject: RE: BS: Nursery rhymes :)
From: Barbara
Date: 23 Aug 99 - 01:09 AM

PJ, when you calm down a little you will notice that these dang machines and codes do what we
say not what we want. 'B'in the little pointy things [angle brackets], as you have just discovered, gives you BOLD
Whereas, putting 'BR'in the little pointy things gives you a line BReak.
And BOLD, as you noted in your message, doesn't go away until you tell it to stop by putting '/B' in another cute little set of pointy things. Ain't computers wonderful?
Blessings,
Barbara


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Subject: RE: BS: Nursery rhymes :)
From: Barbara
Date: 23 Aug 99 - 01:13 AM

P.S. PJ, your approach to BOLD reminds me of the time Calvin tried the remote control on his dad.


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Subject: RE: BS: Nursery rhymes :)
From: bseed(charleskratz)
Date: 23 Aug 99 - 01:31 AM

PJ, so that's where you were when I was going all flubbery trying to play "Jimmy Brown the Newsboy" at the Starry Plough (and maybe I'd better look back at Thursday's posts to see if that's also why you didn't make it to Quinn's). One of my former students came in tonight (after I had sung), in the company of Jessica, John's daughter (John who was sitting with us last Sunday). --seed


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Subject: RE: BS: Nursery rhymes :)
From: Joe Offer
Date: 23 Aug 99 - 03:29 AM

Say, Barbara, do you think we should tell PJ that the way to do a line break is

<br>

...or is it more fun just to watch PJ's frustration???
-Joe Offer, the <br> king-


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Subject: RE: BS: Nursery rhymes :)
From: MMario
Date: 23 Aug 99 - 10:30 AM

Joe - if you wade through that morass of technological language you will see that Bleessings B DID tell PJ how to do a line break.

BTW ladies, I applaud you! That was actually one of the most clear concise and useful descriptions of how to use HTML language codes I have seen!

MMario


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Subject: RE: BS: Nursery rhymes :)
From: black walnut
Date: 24 Aug 99 - 01:52 PM

i hope i can encourage you to add more quirky nursery rhyme versions (not TOO quirky though) to this thread, and not change topic on me.

i teach early childhood music, and i was thinking that some of these would be fun for the parents to read on the blackboard as they come in for classes. (but at the same time, i MUST maintain the integrity of the school i work for....:-) )

lots of fun, ~black walnut


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Subject: RE: BS: Nursery rhymes :)
From: MMario
Date: 24 Aug 99 - 02:08 PM

Have you seen the Space Child's Mother Goose?

among others, the one I remember is:

Higgedly,Piggedly, My Black Hen
She lays eggs in the relative when
She doesn't lay eggs in the positive now
Because she's unable to postulate how

This one is repeated thorughout the book in various languages, including one copy in egyptian hieroglyphics.


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Subject: RE: BS: Nursery rhymes :)
From: Bert
Date: 24 Aug 99 - 02:15 PM

Mary had a little lamb
Who had a sooty foot
and into Mary's bread and jam
his sooty foot he put


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Subject: RE: BS: Nursery rhymes :)
From: MMario
Date: 24 Aug 99 - 02:20 PM

or this one I just found....

Mary had a swarm of bees
Swarm of bees, swarm of bees
Mary had a swarm of bees
and they to save their lives
had to go where Mary went,
Mary went, Mary went.
Had to go where Mary went
'Cause Mary had the hives.


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Subject: RE: BS: Nursery rhymes :)
From: bob schwarer
Date: 24 Aug 99 - 02:33 PM

There was a little girl
Who had a little curl
Right in the middle of her forehead
When she was good
She was very,very good
But when she was bad she was terrific.

Keep 'em coming.

Bob S.


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Subject: RE: BS: Nursery rhymes :)
From: MMario
Date: 24 Aug 99 - 03:36 PM

As I was going down the stairs
I met a man who wasn't there
He wasn't there again today
Because the cops dragged him away.


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Subject: RE: BS: Nursery rhymes :)
From: MMario
Date: 24 Aug 99 - 04:07 PM

Maybe I am part of the 6%....

found this....

There once were two cats of Kilkenny,
Each thought there was one cat too many,
So they fought and they fit,
And they scratched and they bit,
Till, excepting their nails
And the tips of their tails,
Insteads of two cats, there weren't any.

Which I haven't seen since I was in High School too many decades ago....

what I was looking for was the Ginham Dog and the Calico Cat.


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Subject: RE: BS: Nursery rhymes :)
From: MMario
Date: 24 Aug 99 - 04:17 PM

finding all sorts of stuff I haven't seen for ages....

including: WYNKEN, Blynken, and Nod one night
Sailed off in a wooden shoe,--
Sailed on a river of crystal light
Into a sea of dew.
"Where are you going, and what do you wish?"
The old moon asked the three.
"We have come to fish for the herring fish
That live in this beautiful sea;
Nets of silver and gold have we!"
Said Wynken,
Blynken,
and Nod.

The old moon laughed and sang a song,
As they rocked in the wooden shoe;
And the wind that sped them all night long
Ruffled the waves of dew.
The little stars were the herring fish
That lived in the beautiful sea--
"Now cast your nets wherever you wish,--
Never afeared are we!"
So cried the stars to the fishermen three,
Wynken,
Blynken,
And Nod.

All night long their nets they threw
To the stars in the twinkling foam,--
Then down from the skies came the wooden shoe,
Bringing the fishermen home:
'Twas all so pretty a sail, it seemed
As if it could not be;
And some folk thought 'twas a dream they'd dreamed
Of sailing that beautiful sea;
But I shall name you the fishermen three:
Wynken,
Blynken,
And Nod.

Wynken and Blynken are two little eyes,
And Nod is a little head,
And the wooden shoe that sailed the skies
Is a wee one's trundle-bed;
So shut your eyes while Mother sings
Of wonderful sights that be,
And you shall see the beautiful things
As you rock in the misty sea
Where the old shoe rocked the fishermen three:--
Wynken,
Blynken,
And Nod.



and wasn't someone looking for this the other day??

HAVE you ever heard of the Sugar-Plum Tree?
'Tis a marvel of great renown!
It blooms on the shore of the Lollypop Sea
In the garden of Shut-Eye Town;
The fruit that it bears is so wondrously sweet
(As those who have tasted it say)
That good little children have only to eat
Of that fruit to be happy next day.

When you've got to the tree, you would have a hard time
To capture the fruit which I sing;
The tree is so tall that no person could climb
To the boughs where the sugar-plums swing!
But up in that tree sits a chocolate cat,
And a ginger bread dog prowls below-
And this is the way you contrive to get at
Those sugar-plums tempting you so:

You say but the word to that gingerbread dog
And he barks with such a terrible zest
That the chocolate cat is at once all agog,
As her swelling proportions attest.
And the chocolate cat goes covorting around
From this leafy limb unto that,
And the sugar-plums tumble, of course, to the ground-
Hurray for that chocolate cat!

There are marshmallows, gumdrops, and peppermint canes
With striping of scarlet and gold,
And you carry away of the treasure that rains,
As much as your apron can hold!
So come, little child, cuddle closer to me
In your dainty white nightcap and gown,
And I'll rock you away to the Sugar-Plum Tree
In the garden of Shut-Eye Town.



This isn't the version I remember Burl Ives singing:


THE gingham dog and the calico cat
Side by side on the table sat;
'Twas half-past twelve, and (what do you think!)
Nor one nor t'other had slept a wink!
The old Dutch clock and the Chinese plate
Appeared to know as sure as fate
There was going to be a terrible spat.

(I wasn't there; I simply state
What was told to me by the Chinese plate!)

The gingham dog went "bow-wow-wow!"
And the calico cat replied "mee-ow!"
The air was littered, an hour or so,
With bits of gingham and calico,
While the old Dutch clock in the chimney-place
Up with its hands before its face,
For it always dreaded a family row!

(Never mind: I'm only telling you
What the old Dutch clock declares is true!)

The Chinese plate looked very blue,
And wailed, "Oh, dear! what shall we do!"
But the gingham dog and calico cat
Wallowed this way and tumbled that,
Employing every tooth and claw
In the awfullest way you ever saw-
And, oh! how the gingham and calico flew!

(Don't fancy I exaggerate-
I got my news from the Chinese plate!)

Next morning where the two had sat
They found no trace of the dog or cat;
And some folks think unto this day
That burglars stole that pair away!
But the truth about the cat and pup
Is this: they ate each other up!
Now what do you really think of that!

(The old Dutch clock it told me so,
And that is how I came to know.)


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Subject: RE: BS: Nursery rhymes :)
From: Llanfair
Date: 24 Aug 99 - 04:39 PM

Does A.A.Milne count?
"I had a little beetle
And beetle was his name
I called him Alexander
And he answered just the same
I put him in a matchbox and I kept him all the day
But Nanny let my beetle out
Nanny let my beetle out
But Nanny let my beetle out
And beetle ran away"
What about Struwelpeter? instant nightmares!! Hwyl, Bron.


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Subject: RE: BS: Nursery rhymes :)
From: Jeri
Date: 24 Aug 99 - 05:45 PM

MM, I love "Wynken, Blynken & Nod." It's by Eugene Field, who also wrote "The Gingham Dog and the Calico Cat." Are we looking at the same book?

I have another old book somewhere called, I think, "Silver Pennies" and has poems for children that are mainly about faeries.


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Subject: RE: BS: Nursery rhymes :)
From: bob schwarer
Date: 24 Aug 99 - 08:12 PM

Eugene Field wrote "Little Boy Blue". You need to read that sometime.

Bob S.


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