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Thursday, August 5, 2010

"Simple Simon" Nursery Rhyme Swap!

Simple Simon Swap

Origin of the lyrics to "Simple Simon" In the days before fast food and convenience stores were invented food was sold from street sellers from trays of food. A fair was an extremely popular place to sell 'your ware' The tradition and history of fairs dates back to Medieval England. The term 'Adieu' meaning 'Goodbye' is no longer used in the English language but will never be lost forever due to rhymes such as Simple Simon! The modern day version of Simple Simon can be found in the song and a game where children have to do exactly what "Simple Simon" says.

"Simple Simon met a pieman going to the fair;
Said Simple Simon to the pieman "Let me taste your ware"
Said the pieman to Simple Simon "Show me first your penny" Said Simple Simon to the pieman "Sir, I have not any!"
Simple Simon went a-fishing for to catch a whale;
All the water he had got was in his mother's pail.
Simple Simon went to look if plums grew on a thistle;
He pricked his fingers very much which made poor Simon whistle.
He went for water in a sieve but soon it all fell through;
And now poor Simple Simon bids you all "Adieu"."

Read over this nursery rhyme carefully because you will be filling a bucket full of the items mentioned in the poem as well as any related items. . You may also include any extra finery that you feel may have been available during this period of time that the nursery rhyme was written!

REQUIREMENTS: You will be sending 1 Bucket full of iems to 1 Partner. (The bucket can be aluminum. Let's make it smaller than a gallon size! I've seen some buckets with the same circumference as a CD. That will give you a idea of the size I'm thinking! If you want to send an old bucket or a larger bucket, that would be wonderful as far as I'm concerned!)~~ Everyone is welcome! Email me if you have any private questions!

It's important that you join in the spirit in which this is intended-to have fun and remember something from those innocent days of childhood! Have your kids help you!


Just leave a comment below and your email address and I will get back to you with a short questionnaire to fill out! Sign-up will be open until....................................................................................................................
September 5th! Then I will assign partners. Plan to send your package on or before September 30th! Start now to fill that bucket. Put on your thinking caps, use your imagination, and GOOGLE!

Please RT Click and save the swap button to your computer and place where ever you'd like!

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