Dienstag, 29. September 2015

Oranges and Lemons • Reimwortspiel aus London • Gedicht


Reimwortspiel mit den Namen 
von Londoner Gotteshäusern:

"Oranges and Lemons", say the bells of St. Clement´s.,
"Bull´s eyes and targets", say the bells of St. Margaret´s.
"Brickbats and Tiles", say the bells of St. Giles.
"Halfpence and farthings", say the Bells of St. Martin´s.
"Old shoes and slippers", say the bells of St. Peter´s.
"Two sticks and an apple", say the bells of Whitechapel.
"Pokers and tonges", say the bells of St. John´s.
"Kettles and pans", say the Bell´s of St. Anns.
"Old Father Baldpate", say the slow bells of Aldgete.
"You owe me ten shillings", say the bells of St. Helen´s.
"When will you pay me?", say the Bells of Old Bailey.
"When I grow rich", say the bells of Shoreditch.
"Pray when will that be?", say the Bells of Stepney.
"I do not know", say the great bell of Bow.
Here comes a candle to light you to bed.
chip chop - chip chop - tha last men´s dead.''

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