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Thursday, March 03, 2005

I can still say this nursery rhyme in six seconds

Family Traditions

We all have nursery rhymes in our families that come to us from previous generations. This one popped into my head the other day and I'm sure that I learned it before I began school. I can still perform it ... whatta talent!

I've seen this one in different variations, but this is how we said it. So, as it sounds and is spoken:

One - ery
Two - ery
Dick - o -ry Dai - ry
Al - a - bo Crack - a - bo
Hen - ry Lay - vee
Dis - come - Dan
and Ma - ry Come Time
Hum - ble - dy Bum - ble - dy
Nine - ty - nine

What does it mean? I have no idea.

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