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Subject: Nursery rhymes
From: gaelicconquest
Date: 24 Mar 01 - 08:50 AM

Hi I am a collector of old childrens nursery rhymes and would love to get some of the older and more unusual ones.I love when I can get the music too!Thank you!


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Add: Nursery rhymes
From: GUEST,Roll&Go-C
Date: 24 Mar 01 - 09:40 AM

Would you mind sharing some of your favorites with us first? That might get more of a response.


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Add: Nursery rhymes
From: GUEST
Date: 24 Mar 01 - 10:11 AM

The North wind doth blow,
Who killed cock robin
,the robin and redbreast
,there was a wee bit mousikie,
john Cooke had a little grey mare,
i had a little pony
Will post any of these for you if you haven't got them


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Add: Nursery rhymes
From: gaelicconquest
Date: 24 Mar 01 - 04:01 PM

Yes I would appreciate it if you would post these for me.I am always curious to see if different versions exist-Thanks


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Add: Nursery rhymes
From: gaelicconquest
Date: 24 Mar 01 - 04:05 PM

Thank you -I would like that-I am always interested in new versions of these.You would be amazed how many versions of the same rhyme exists


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Add: Nursery rhymes
From: GUEST
Date: 24 Mar 01 - 04:48 PM

The north wind doth blow
And we shall have snow
And what will ... do then, poor thing?
(Each verse has a different insert)

Poor robin ... he'll sit in a barn,
And keep himself warm,
And hide his head under his wing, poor thing

The swallow ... oh, do you not know,
He's off long ago,
To a country where he will find spring...

The dormouse ... rolled up like a ball,
In his nest snug and small,
He'll sleep till warm weather comes in...

The honey-bee ... in his hive he will stay.
Till the cold is away,
And then he'll come out in the spring...

The children ... when lessons are done,
They must skip, jump and run,
Until they have made themselves warm...


The robin and the redbreast, the robin and the wren,
If you take them out of their nest, you'll never thrive again
The robin and the redbreast, the martin and the swallow,
If you touch one of their eggs, ill luck is sure to follow


There was a wee bit mousiekie,
That lived in Gilberaty-o,
It couldno' get a bite o' cheese,
For cheatie pussy cattie-o,
It said unto the cheeseky,
Oh fain would I be at ye-o,
If 'twere no' for the cruel claws
Of cheatie pussy cattie-o


John Cook had a little grey mare,
He haw hum
Her back stood up and her bones were bare,
He haw hum
(Lines 2 and 4 repeat in each verse)

John Cook was riding up Shuter's Bank...
And there his nag did kick and prank
John Cook was riding up Shuter's Hill...
His mare fell down and she made her will...
The bridle and saddle were laid on the shelf...
If you want any more you must make it yourself...


Will post more tomorrow.


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Add: Nursery rhymes
From: gaelicconquest
Date: 25 Mar 01 - 07:56 PM

Thank you!


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Add: Nursery rhymes
From: GUEST
Date: 26 Mar 01 - 01:50 PM

Hi, gaelicconquest. Haven't time to post more tonight - just off to the folk club; will put some more up later in the week


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Add: Nursery rhymes
From: MMario
Date: 26 Mar 01 - 02:08 PM

tunes?


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Add: Nursery rhymes
From: Mrrzy
Date: 26 Mar 01 - 02:17 PM

Here's to Cheshire, here's to cheese -- my favorite of the Froggy went a-courting crowd. Also, I have an album of Ed McCurdy singing childrens' songs, which is just lovely. Fairly traditional renditions, including THe Little Black Bull Come Down the Meadow and others nobody else has heard of. Someday with a lot of time, I'll do a bunch of Lyrics Adds. Do a trad/forum search for Woodpecker, I added a great song but it doesn't pop up on the searches yet.


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Add: Nursery rhymes
From: Trapper
Date: 26 Mar 01 - 04:37 PM

Thread Creep...

Try singing the following tunes to Queen's "We Will Rock You"...

I'm a Little Teapot Itsy Bitsy Spider Old Mother Hubbard

- Al


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Add: Nursery rhymes
From: Trapper
Date: 26 Mar 01 - 04:38 PM

Thread Creep...

Try singing the following tunes to Queen's "We Will Rock You"...

I'm a Little Teapot
Itsy Bitsy Spider
Old Mother Hubbard

- Al


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Add: Nursery rhymes
From: GUEST,Bruce O.
Date: 26 Mar 01 - 05:32 PM

Murray on Saltspings' massive collection of Scottish ones is already in DT. Search DT for 'MS', also search on 'WBO' as some of his are mistakenly attributed to me. Another good source is J. O. Halliwell's 'The Nursery Rhymes of England', several editions, (one reprinted) and not all the same. Many are rare ones not in the Mother Goose type of collections.


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Add: Nursery rhymes
From: GUEST
Date: 27 Mar 01 - 02:36 PM

My Mother said, I never should
Play with the gypsies in the wood.
If I did, she would say;
'Naughty girl to disobey!
Your hair shan't curl and your shoes shan't shine,
You gypsy girl, you shan't be mine!
And my father said that if I did,
He'd rap my head with the teapot lid.
My mother said that I never should
Play with the gypsies in the wood.
The wood was dark, the grass was green;
By came Sally with a tambourine.
I went to sea - no ship to get across;
I paid ten shillings for a blind white horse.
I upped on his back and was off in a crack,
Sally tell my mother I shall never come back


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Add: Nursery rhymes
From: GUEST,again
Date: 27 Mar 01 - 02:46 PM

My mother said is a hand-clapping rhyme.

I had a little pony, his name was Dapple-grey.
I lent him to a lady to ride a mile away
She whipped him, she lashed him, she drove him through the mire.
I wouldn't lend my pony now, for all the lady's hire.

Don't care didn't care, don't care was wild.
Don't care stole plum and pear like any beggar's child.
Don't care was made to care, don't care was hung:
Don't care was put in the pot and boiled till he was done.


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Add: Nursery rhymes
From: GUEST,lou
Date: 19 Oct 10 - 11:32 AM

I was always told

Don't care was made to care
don't care was hung
don't care was put in prison and made to play the drum.

this appears to be a version no one else knows could it just be a family variation?


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Add: Nursery rhymes
From: GUEST,Dot
Date: 19 Feb 13 - 12:53 AM

The little pony, his coat was dapple gray. It is a descriptor, not a name.

We also had the following poem which was a reply to bratty kids who said, "I don't care," to adults....

Don't care didn't care, don't care was wild
Don't care stole plum and pear like any beggars child.
Don't care was MADE to care
Don't care was hung
Don't care was put in a pot and boiled till he was done.

I remember seeing this in a book that also contained the infamous little girl with the curl in the middle of her forehead.   Never saw the prison version. Must be a family thing.


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