The Traditional Children's Games of England Scotland
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ORANGES AND LEMONS
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I. Oranges and lemons,
Say the bells of St. Clement's ;
You owe me five farthings,
Say the bells of St. Martin's;
When will you pay me,
Say the bells of Old Bailey;
When 1 grow rich,
Say the bells of Shoreditch ;
When will that be ?
Say the bells of Stepney;
I'm sure I don't know,
Says the Great Bell of Bow. Here comes a light to light you to bed; Here comes a chopper to chop off your head ; The last, last, last, last man's head.
óLondon (A. B. Gomme).
II. Oranges and lemons,
Say the bells of St. Clement's;
You owe me four farthings,
Say the bells of St. Martin's;
When will you pay me ?
Say the bells of Old Bailey ;
When I grow rich,
Say the bells of Shoreditch ;
When will that be ?
Say the bells of Stepney ;
I'm sure I don't know,
Says the Great Bell of Bow.
Here comes a candle to light you to bed;
Here comes a chopper to chop off your head ;
Last, last, last, last, last man's head.
óWinterton and Leadenham, Lincolnshire ; also Nottinghamshire (Miss M. Peacock).
Oranges and lemons,
Says the bells of S. Clemen's. Brickdust and tiles,
Says the bells of S. Giles.







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