: CUSTOM RHYMES
: Popular Rhymes And Nursery Tales
Friday's lang, but will be dune,
And hey for Saturday afternune!
Verses for Shrove-tide, Collop-Monday being a North-country name for
Shrove-Monday, because eggs and collops compose a standard dish for that
day. At Islip, in Oxfordshire, the children, on Shrove-Tuesday, go
und to the various houses to collect pence, saying:
Pit-a-pat, the pan is hot,
We are come a-shroving;
A little bit of bread and cheese
Is better than nothing.
The pan is hot, the pan is cold;
Is the fat in the pan nine days old?
"Collap Munday.--This time reminds me on a bit ov a consarn at happand
abaght two year sin, to a chap at thay call Jeremiah Fudgemutton. This
Jerry, yo mun naw, went ta see a yung womman, a sweetheart a hiz, an
when he put hiz arms raand her neck ta gie her a cus, it happand shood
been hevin sum fried bacon to her dinner, an fagettan ta wipe t' grease
off on her magth at after. Thear hiz faice slip't off on her chin-end,
an slap went hiz head reight throot winda, an cut tip ov hiz noaze