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ORANGES AND LEMONS                          31
XIII.     Oranges and lemons,
The bells of St. Clement's ; I owe you five farthings, And when will you pay me ? Oh, that I can't tell you; Sim, Bim, bim, bow, bay.
—Settle, Yorks. (Rev. W. E. Sykes).
XIV.     Oranges or lemons,
The bells of St. Clement's ; You owe me five farthings, Pray, when will you pay me ? Here come the clappers to knock you down backwards, carwoo!
—Suffolk (Mrs. Haddon).
XV. Oranges and lemons, say the bells of St. Clement's; Brick dust and tiles, say the bells of St. Giles ; You owe me three 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.
—Perth (Rev. W. Gregor).
XVI. Pancakes and fritters,
Says the bells of St. Peter's;
Where must we fry 'em ?
Says the bells of Cold Higham ;
In yonder land thurrow (furrow),
Says the bells of Wellingborough ;
You owe me a shilling,
Says the bells of Great Billing;
When will you pay me ?
Says the bells of Widdleton Cheney;
When I am able,
Say the bells at Dunstable;
That will never be,

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