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Do you like nursery rhymes?

Posted by on Jun. 14, 2014 at 10:31 AM
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NATIONAL POP GOES THE WEASEL DAY

June 14 celebrates National Pop Goes the Weasel Day.  On this day, people relive a part of their childhood memories, remembering back to the nursery rhymes and celebrate the day singing “Pop Goes the Weasel”.

The origins of this nursery rhyme are believed to date back to the 1700′s.

The original version went as such:

Half a pound of tuppenny rice,
Half a pound of treacle.
That’s the way the money goes,
Pop! goes the weasel.
Up and down the City road,
In and out the Eagle,
That’s the way the money goes,
Pop! goes the weasel.   

In the second verse, it is believed that “The Eagle” refers to The Eagle free hold pub at the corner of Shepherdess Walk and City Road.  The Eagle was an old pub in City Road London.  In 1825 it was rebuilt into a music hall, demolished in 1901 and rebuilt as a public house.   Today, this public house bears a plaque with this interpretation of “Pop Goes the Weasel” and the history of the pub.

An alternative version:

A penny for a spool of thread,
A penny for a needle.
That’s the way the money goes,
Pop! goes the weasel.

This version is interpreted as the “weasel” being a shuttle or bobbin, as used by silk weavers, being pawned in a similar was as the suits or jackets owned by the Cockneys.

There are many different versions to this nursery rhyme and they are all fun, with the same “catchy” tune, so today, sing away……….. POP! GOES THE WEASEL!!

Do you have any favorite ones when you was growing up?

by on Jun. 14, 2014 at 10:31 AM
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Jukebox_Jenny
by Jenny on Jun. 14, 2014 at 10:44 AM
Interesting
charlene_kyle
by Charlene on Jun. 14, 2014 at 10:45 AM

 I never knew their were different versions of it =)

AzariahsMother
by on Jun. 14, 2014 at 11:05 AM
Tfs
aubsmom09
by Erin on Jun. 14, 2014 at 11:11 AM
1 mom liked this

Interesting, learn something new everyday.

aidensmomma508
by Wendy on Jun. 14, 2014 at 10:59 PM

I do like them, London bridges 

letstalk747
by on Jun. 14, 2014 at 11:02 PM

wow

momofsixangels
by Colleen on Jun. 14, 2014 at 11:04 PM

Jack and Jill

taKENheart
by Platinum Member on Jun. 14, 2014 at 11:46 PM

I used to like them as a kid.  I can't remember the ones I liked though.  What was that one...Jack Sprat could eat no fat, his wife could eat no lean...
Peter pumpkin eater was fun and so was Three Blind Mice. 

Juniper53098
by June on Jun. 14, 2014 at 11:48 PM

I've always loved that one.

SweetLuci
by Luci on Jun. 15, 2014 at 6:59 PM

 I loved them when I was a child, and when my kids were little, I introduced them and loved repeating them again.

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