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ORANGES AND LEMONS
Here comes a candle to light you to bed, Here comes a chop'n bill to chop off your head— Chop—chop—chop—chop. [Or Here comes a chop'n bill to chop off the last man's head.]
—Earls Heaton, Yorks. (Herbert Hardy).
X. Lend me five shillings,
Said the bells of St. Helen's.
When will you pay me ?
Said the bells of St. Philip's.
I do not know,
Said the Great Bell of Bold.
Ring a ding, ding, Ring a ding, ding, Ring a ding, ding, ding, ding. —Earls Heaton (Herbert Hardy, as told him by A. K.).
XL Oranges and lemons, say the bells of St. Clement's;
You owe me five farthings, and when will you pay
me ? Say the bells of Old Bailey. When I grow rich, say the bells of Shoreditch. And the last one that comes shall be chop, chop.
Hersham, Surrey (Folk-lore Record, v. 86).
XII. Orange and lemon,
Say the bells of St. Martin (or the bells of
Sweet Lemon); I owe you five farthings, But when shall I pay you ?
Here comes a candle To light you to bed, Here comes a hatchet To chop off your head.
—Eckington, Derbyshire (S. O. Addy).