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Lyr Add: Humpty Dumpty

GUEST 30 Mar 17 - 07:39 PM
Joe Offer 30 Mar 17 - 10:02 PM
Dave the Gnome 31 Mar 17 - 07:44 AM
Joe_F 31 Mar 17 - 06:15 PM
Mo the caller 01 Apr 17 - 10:50 AM
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Subject: Lyr Add: Humpty Dumpty
From: GUEST
Date: 30 Mar 17 - 07:39 PM

Humpty Dumpty sat on the wall,
Humpty Dumpty had a great fall.
All the king's horses
And all the king's men
Couldn't put Humpty Dumpty
Together

Version 2.

Humpty Dumpty sat upon the wall,
Humpty Dumpty had a great fall.
All the king's dwarfs
And all the king's soldiers
Couldn't put Humpty Dumpty
Back to rights

Version 3

Humpty Dumpty sat on the wall,
Humpty Dumpty had a great fall.
Threescore men and threescore more
Couldn't put Humpty Dumpty
Where he was before.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Humpty Dumpty
From: Joe Offer
Date: 30 Mar 17 - 10:02 PM

Background?
Source?
Significance?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Humpty Dumpty
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 31 Mar 17 - 07:44 AM

If they are supposed to rhyme (assuming here that they are nursery rhymes) the first one (the one that I know)should be 'couldn't put Humpty together again

The second would rhyme using "all the King's dwarfs and all the King's knights"

But, maybe they should not rhyme? Who knows!

DtG


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Humpty Dumpty
From: Joe_F
Date: 31 Mar 17 - 06:15 PM

According to The Annotated Mother Goose, the oldest published version is (essentially) no. 3:

Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall,
Humpty Dumpty had a great fall;
Threescore men and threescore more
Cannot place Humpty Dumpty as he was before.

-- Gamma Gurton's Garland, 1810; but the horses-and-men version is about as old, and indeed, the rhyme as a whole must be much older.

Note that this is a riddle, the answer being "an egg"; but for most of us, "Through the Looking-Glass" was a spoiler.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Humpty Dumpty
From: Mo the caller
Date: 01 Apr 17 - 10:50 AM

Well the first version with last line 'together again' is the only one recited in England.





Yes I know someone will prove me wrong, but I've never heard any other.


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