Friday, February 3, 2012

Nursery Rhyme Redo: This Old Man

Image Source:  Imelda's Photostream

This old man, he played dumb
He played blackjack for my rum
So what the heck, stack the deck
And give the man a loan
This old man is in the zone

There are more verses with different variations.  The origin is uncertain, with the first recorded version in  Anne Gilchrist's Journal of the English Folk Dance and Song Society (1937).


  1. LOVE IT and thanks for the Friday laugh.

    Have a great weekend:~)

  2. Glad I made you laugh, Sara. Have a great weekend yourself! :)

  3. You really should make a book of these! I always like your versions so much better than the originals. :-)

  4. "From Roses To Rainbows" has been included in this weeks A Sunday Drive. I hope this helps to attract even more new visitors here.

  5. lol! I loved your take on the old classic, Linda.

    Hope you had a lovely weekend.

  6. Nicky- Thank you so much. I do plan on incorporating them into a book at some point. I just need enough material to make it worthwhile.

    Jerry- Thanks!

    Meleah- I'm glad. That was my plan.

    Talon- Thank you. They are fun to rewrite. The weather wasn't so great, but my weekend was fine. Hope all was good in your neck of the woods.


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