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Lyr Req: Nursery Rhyme: Needles & Pins

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Subject: Lyr Req: Nursery Rhyme: Needles & Pins
From: Mrrzy
Date: 06 Jun 06 - 10:14 AM

I know the end of it is Needles and Pins, needles and pins, when a man marries his trouble begins, but what is the beginning? Somethingda-ing, somethingda-ing, when a man's single he lives like a king. Even Google can't find it! Help!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Nursery Rhyme: Needles & Pins
From: Willa
Date: 06 Jun 06 - 11:30 AM

Try here- though it seems to give only the verse you have!

http://uk.search.yahoo.com/search?fr=fp-tab-web-t-1&ei=ISO-8859-1&p=%5Bneedles+and+pins+nursery+rhyme&meta=vc%3D


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Nursery Rhyme: Needles & Pins
From: Peace
Date: 06 Jun 06 - 04:52 PM

Chi ha moglie, ha doglie.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Nursery Rhyme: Needles & Pins
From: Peace
Date: 06 Jun 06 - 04:56 PM

LXXIV.

NEEDLES and pins, needles and pins,
When a man marries his trouble begins.

The above is from

www.presscom.co.uk/nursery/nurs4th.html

and that's all that there was to it.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Nursery Rhyme: Needles & Pins
From: Azizi
Date: 06 Jun 06 - 06:43 PM

I don't know about that...

Maybe we need to add a verse:

Numbers and letter, numbers and letter.
When a man marries his life becomes better.

[Okay, so maybe the word should be 'letters' but then it wouldn't rhyme with 'better' and that's the point]

****

How fitting! The first Google ad below this post is
"Modern Mother Goose". The second is "Child care". But, it seems to me that that original rhyme was for adults and not children...And so is my modern version...Needless to say, if the married man's life is better, so is the married woman.

So this rhyme is about Adult care and not child care.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Nursery Rhyme: Needles & Pins
From: The Fooles Troupe
Date: 07 Jun 06 - 07:12 AM

Numbers and letters, numbers and letters.
When men marry, they meet their betters.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Nursery Rhyme: Needles & Pins
From: Mo the caller
Date: 07 Jun 06 - 07:54 AM

Or
When a man marries his fortune he betters


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Nursery Rhyme: Needles & Pins
From: Azizi
Date: 07 Jun 06 - 09:43 AM

It's good to have positive versions of this rhyme.

It really needles me when folks put down married life.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Nursery Rhyme: Needles & Pins
From: Joe Offer
Date: 07 Jun 06 - 05:34 PM

Hmmm. I find this in the Real Mother Goose, but not in the Annotated Mother Goose or in any of the Opie books. It's the first time the Opies' Oxford Dictionary of Nursery Rhymes has failed me. This is all you'll find in the Real Mother Goose:

    Needles and pins, needles and pins,
    When a man marries his trouble begins.

My wife doesn't like this one.
-Joe-


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Nursery Rhyme: Needles & Pins
From: NightWing
Date: 07 Jun 06 - 05:47 PM

I can't imagine why she might not like it. After all, what's the leading cause of divorce?

Marriage, of course!

*LOL*

BB,
NightWing

... who is (rather obviously, I suspect) not married.


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