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Thread #11190   Message #82536
Posted By: Susan A-R
28-May-99 - 10:33 PM
Thread Name: Counting Songs
Subject: RE: Counting Songs
The Bluebird Song.
The chorus goes:

One, you'll have sorrow, Two you'll have joy
Three, get a present, four, get a boy
Five, receive silver, six, receive gold
Seven, a secret that's never been told
Eight, a love letter with promises three
Nine means a true love, as true as can be.

I seem to remember something that started "Three, Six, Nine, the goose drank wine." Sorry, that's as far as that one goes.

Over in the Meadow,

Don't know HOW I remember this one, but as for jump-rope songs . . .

Down in the meadow where the green grass grows,
There sits (girl's name here) pretty as a rose
Along came (boy's name here) kissed her on the cheek
How many kisses does she get in a week?

(Somehow we always ended up counting this one by fives. Guess we were desperate little 9 year olds.)