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Thread #57991 Message #3975071
Posted By: Jim McLean
06-Feb-19 - 03:48 AM
Thread Name: Origins: rathlin bog / Rattlin' Bog / Rattling Bog
Subject: RE: Origins: rathlin bog / Rattlin' Bog / Rattling Bog
This is my English translation of a Breton song called the the Pretty Field, printed mid 19th century.
The cock is on the tower, the tower is on the convent, the convent is on the monk, the monk is on the nun, the nun is on the feather, the feather is on the little bird, the little bird is on the egg, the egg is on the nest, the nest is on the branch, the branch is on the oak (tree), the oak is on the acorn, the acorn is on the embankment, the embankment is on the field, and the field belongs to me!
And everything belongs to me!