Friday, August 2, 2013

Margo's Musings


Margo decided she wanted to have a little fun today with a classic. 
Here's a few of her favorite rhymes. Enjoy! Happy Friday : ) 



BOBBY SHAFTOE

Bobby Shaftoe's gone to sea,
With silver buckles on his knee:
He'll come back and marry me,
    Pretty Bobby Shaftoe!
Bobby Shaftoe's fat and fair,
Combing down his yellow hair;
He's my love for evermore,
    Pretty Bobby Shaftoe.


COME OUT TO PLAY

Girls and boys, come out to play,
The moon doth shine as bright as day;
Leave your supper, and leave your sleep,
And come with your playfellows into the street.
Come with a whoop, come with a call,
Come with a good will or not at all.
Up the ladder and down the wall,
A half-penny roll will serve us all.
You find milk, and I'll find flour,
And we'll have a pudding in half an hour.



TO MARKET

To market, to market, to buy a fat pig,
Home again, home again, jiggety jig.
To market, to market, to buy a fat hog,
Home again, home again, jiggety jog.
To market, to market, to buy a plum bun,
Home again, home again, market is done.


21 comments:

  1. I haven't heard those rhymes before.

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    1. Cherie- There are so many Mother Goose rhymes. Glad to introduce you to some new ones. :) ~F

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  2. Not too many people looking for "fat and fair" on dating websites these days. Funny how much our language changes.

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    1. Theresa- I love that you pointed that out. Great reading and noticing! You are right- our language has changed. :) ~F

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  3. A real trip down memory lane. thank you. agman

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    1. You are welcome! Thanks for stopping by, Agman. :) ~F

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  4. Is it just me or do those seem a little bit ominous? Especially the "Come Out and Play" one. Who's telling the kids to sneak out of their houses and romp around the street making mischief at night? Hmm...

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    1. Lexa- I always thought of Mother Goose rhymes as fun- until someone pointed out to me some of the meanings in them. You are right- there are definitely ominous undertones! I would love to know more about the history of the rhymes. :) ~F

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  5. I still have a copy of that Mother Goose book I read to my children from and they are all now in their 50's. It never grows old. :D

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    1. Anna Maria- What a treasure! I am sure that book can bring you all down memory lane. :) ~F

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  6. I love it when Margo has fun with things...these are awesome!

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    1. Patty- Margo does love to have fun. Glad you enjoyed these! :) ~F

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  7. Aw, these were fun :D Thank you for sharing. <3 Love the pictures too ;p

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    1. Thanks, Carina! Glad you enjoyed them! :) ~F

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  8. There's something so wonderful in these illustrations. 30's/40's era?

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    1. My, you are good, Lee! The original book was published in 1944- so you are spot on. Great eye! :) ~F

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  9. Loved this post. No one forgets their favorite Mother Goose rhymes.

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