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give and take 4 Jun 2014, 02:23 by John Simpson

Give and take is not fair play   U 15.3514-18:                   ZOE Give a thing and take it back God’ll ask you where is that You’ll say you ... Gifford correctly states, Zoe’s verse is a conventional schoolchildren’s giving or exchange rhyme: Give a thing … send you down below – Iona and Peter Opie ( The Lore and Language ...

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Thursday 29 Nov 2013, 12:26 by JJON Editors

  A good day for trimming your nails   U 13.117-19 : She had cut it that very morning on account of the new moon and it nestled about her pretty ... her nails too, Thursday for wealth. Gerty MacDowell pared her nails, thinking of a rhyme which includes the line ‘Thursday for wealth’. Weldon Thornton (Allusions in Ulysses, 1982) recognizes the ...

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rogue 3 Mar 2014, 01:16 by John Simpson

You’re a rogue and I’m another   U 12.784-5: Choking with bloody foolery. And shaking Bloom’s hand doing the tragic to tell her that. Shake hands ... Journal (1852), 30 April      The longer form is said to be a traditional Irish rhyme based on seventeenth-century Anglo-Irish history. The verse appears in several variants. In 1871 ...

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hog 31 May 2015, 01:23 by John Simpson

Orphans in the Underworld   U 15.1889-91:                                    THE ARTANE ORPHANS You hig, you hog, you dirty dog! You think the ladies love you! Bloom is pictured with asses’ ears ... The couplet is a puzzling one. Gifford notes that “The source of this street rhyme is unknown”. More recently, and from a non-Joycean angle, the verse has attracted further ...

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bones 4 Jun 2014, 02:21 by John Simpson

I smell the blood of an Irishman   U 3.291-3 Sir Lout’s toys. Mind you don’t get one bang on the ear. I’m the bloody well ... odz an Iridzman. Gifford calls this: “A scrambled free association that includes the nursery rhyme: ‘Fee, fi, fo, fum,/I smell the blood of an Englishman,/Be he alive, or ...

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Hokypoky 29 Nov 2013, 12:56 by JJON Editors

Hokypoky hocus pocus U 5.357-62: ... waiting for it to melt in their stomachs. [...] Look at them. Now I bet it makes them feel happy. Lollipop. It does. Yes ... addition, Gifford alludes to street cry (he calls it a line from a nursery rhyme) ‘ Hokeypokey / Penny a lump ’ , but is obviously confusing this with a much older comic song ...

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My can 29 Nov 2013, 12:52 by JJON Editors

U 18.988 : will you be my man will you carry my can Gifford quotes Roland McHugh who suggests a children's game as the source of Molly's rhyme ...

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Pope 1 Mar 2014, 01:09 by John Simpson

Kicking the Pope before us   U 15.4717-18: (In strident discord peasants and townsmen of Orange and Green factions sing Kick the Pope and Daily, daily sing to Mary ... Kick the Pope – One version of this Orange faction chant is a nagging street rhyme, "Tooral, looral, kick the Pope; / Hang him up wi' taury rope" (Leslie Daiken, Out Goes ...

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brown paper 2 Jun 2015, 11:14 by JJON Editors

Brown-paper suits in fashion   U 16.1185-9: O’Callaghan […] was in the habit of ostentatiously sporting in public a suit of brown paper (a fact). The “suit of ... sprinkled with cowries.      Earlier than this, brown paper (and vinegar, as in the nursery rhyme) had long enjoyed a place in medical cures: Rheumatic pains in the body has [ sic ...

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buffalo 31 May 2015, 02:29 by John Simpson

Pom! he shouted twice: Some Memories of Buffalo Bill (1919) in Ulysses   U 16.404-5: — Buffalo Bill shoots to kill, Never missed nor he never will . For the eight ... Bill moniker. 8 But even in carving his closed couplet out of Memories’ doggerel rhyme, Joyce would have encountered a suggestive vignette on the ‘application of a euphonious nickname’, which ...

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