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Maria Parra – The Magpie Rhyme

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The Magpie Rhyme – illustrations by Maria Parra
The Rhyme was originated in England and Scotland (XVI Century)
The following variation is perhaps the most common modern version:
One for sorrow
Two for joy
Three for a girl
Four for a boy
Five for silver
Six for gold
Seven for a secret, never to be told
Eight for a wish
Nine for a kiss
Ten for a bird you must not miss.

External Link: Maria Parra – The Magpie Rhyme