Thursday, April 18, 2013

Sheep

counting sheep by PhylB
counting sheep, a photo by PhylB on Flickr.
Anna's many questions pertaining to nursery rhymes last night reminded me of an amusing rhyme Léon came out with at the age of about three. I presume he'd been learning at nursery but had misheard the odd word and added his own interpretation based on words he was familiar with:

Baa, baa, black sheep,
Have you any wool?
Yes, sir, yes, sir,
Three bags full;
One for the bastard,
And one for the Dane,
And one for the little boy
Who lives down the lane.

I wouldn't be surprised if he overheard the words 'bastard' and 'Dane' in close proximity occasionally back at that time, as he still visited his biological father then!

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