Tuesday, 24 November 2009

Surprise your local carol-singing group!

I found this in an old book of "Popular Verse" (fill in the other twelve verses for yourself):

"The king sent his lady on the thirteenth Yule day
Three stalks o' merry corn, three merry maids a-dancing,
Three hinds a-merry hunting,
An Arabian baboon,
Three swans a-merry swimming,
Three ducks a-merry laying,
Three goldspinks, three starlings, a goose that was grey,
Three plovers, three partridges,
A papingo-aye:
Who learns my carol and carries it away?"

Who indeed?

1 comment:

  1. Or how about this from my book of verse for children...
    The Blind Men and the Elephant.

    It was six men of Hindostan,
    To learning much inclined,
    Who went to see an elephant,
    (Though all of them were blind):
    That each by observation
    Might satisfy his mind...

    There's another eight verses but this would surely liven up the carol singers?