About a month ago, I published a story, Songs of a Long-Ago Childhood, about rhymes and songs and riddles and word games and such that we enjoyed as children. You responded with an astonishing collection.
Then a few days ago, this note was left by Kim Jones:
"I'm so glad you're discussing this. I'm looking for a children's song from sometime in the early 1900's and am hoping you will be able to help. Some of the phrases went like:
- What kind of vegetable is a policeman's beet?
- Does a ship have eyes if it goes to sea?
- Are there springs on the ocean bed?”
A further exchange of email brought this additional information from Kim:
“The woman asking about it learned it when she was a young girl. She's in her 80s now. I'll be honest here, it's a reference question we're researching at our library and we're coming up empty handed. Any help at all would be great!”
So, in the vast store of knowledge contained among the readership of TGB, can anyone help out Kim with her research? Leave any thoughts or clues or answers in the comments below. And thank you for any ideas you have.