Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Oranges and lemons:


My Mom would always read this to me before bed when I was little.. no wonder I'm strange... lol! I thought it was SO funny and would laugh and laugh. 

Oranges and lemons

"Oranges and lemons" say the bells of St. Clement's
"You owe me five farthings" say the bells of St. Martin's
"When will you pay me?" say the bells of Old Bailey
"When I grow rich" say the bells of Shoreditch
"When will that be?" say the bells of Stepney
"I do not know" say the great bells of Bow
"Here comes a candle to light you to bed
Here comes a chopper to chop off your head
Chip chop chip chop - the last man's dead."


KRISTINA said...


Scratching at the Window said...

Wow! Explains a lot, indeed! :) Want to read about the origins of this rhyme? Try http://www.rhymes.org.uk/oranges_and_lemons.htm, and your Mom sounds pretty awesome!

Melanie Clark said...

Oh man, that is awesome Karen. I had no idea.. lol. Too funny really.
My Mom is awesome, I'm a bit more warped but she has always encouraged me to be what I am.. lol!