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Sharing an old mother goose Rhyme


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Just found my old childhood storybook of mother goose rhymes, I didn't know they had so many innuendos and adult meanings until now.

 

Here's one for folks about a horse shoe nail:

 

For want of a nail

 

For want of a nail the shoe was lost

For want of a shoe the horse was lost

For want of a horse the rider was lost

For want of a rider the battle was lost

For want of a battle the kingdom was lost

And all for the want of a horseshoe nail

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My Grandfather told us a nursery rhyme when we were kids (25-30 years ago. The only reason that it stuck with me is because nobody that I ever talked to had ever heard it. Looked for a few years in books and never found it then one day I heard it being sung in the background of a song on the radio. I was shocked but it made me smile. Grandfather was killed 24 years ago in an accident and still miss him.

 

3-6-9 Goose drank wine

Monkey chew tobacco on a streetcar line

The line broke, the monkey got choked

They all went to heaven in a little rowboat

 

It still makes me smile when I hear it today. :D

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I love that song KC. It's called "The Clapping Song" and was originally sung by Shirley Ellis, it's from the mid 1960s.

 

I miss the old nursery rhymes. I was fond of "Mary, Mary, Quite Contrary" and "Old Mother Hubbard".

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