Oranges and Lemons

 

Oranges and lemons,

say the bells of St. Clement’s


I owe you five 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 at Bow!


Pancakes and fritters

say the bells of St. Peter’s


Two sticks and an apple

says the bell of Whitechapel


Old father bald face*

say the slow bells of Aldgate


Bonkers & tongues**

say the bells of St. John's


Kettles and pans

say the bells of St. Anne's


Brickbats and tiles,

say the bells of St. Giles.


(*Baldpate  ** Pokers and tongs)



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