The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #58232   Message #921122
Posted By: Helen
29-Mar-03 - 06:12 AM
Thread Name: rhymes for counting Magpies
Subject: RE: BS: Magpies
I've only ever heard it up to seven, here in east coast Oz. :

One for sorrow,
Two for joy,
Three for a letter,
Four for a boy,
Five for silver,
Six for gold,
and seven for a secret
that's never been told.

I don't follow Aussie Rules, alinact, but I do know that the Magpies are one of the teams.

We have hardly had any magpies around in the last few years, but this summer there were lots. I like their conversations - very musical.