Saturday, 8 January 2011

Money bags


I have sixpence
Jolly, jolly sixpence;
I have sixpence
To last me all my life.

I have tuppence to lend
And, tuppence to spend
And, tuppence to take home to my wife.

18 comments:

LĂșcia said...

So sweet!!!
You made me smile with this post! ;-)
Have a good weekend.

Luis Gomez said...

Really sweet!

Kay L. Davies said...

Perfect, Julie!
-- K

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

Joan Elizabeth said...

Now that's a different post. My sister gave her kids money boxes for Christmas that you have to smash to get to the money once it's full. Seems a shame for something pretty but does stop pilfering.

Julie said...

'Twas either this post, or another I am working up about Fort Denison. I went with frivolity for once ...

Davine said...

Hi Julie - Hope you had a great Christmas & New Year. Just catching up on some of you past posts. This little money box is so cute. I love your photos of Lamington Park, not sure I would get that close to the trap door spider hole though!! I especially liked the shots of the fungi.

Petrus said...

Where's the tuppence for the tax man ?

Times have changed since that poem was written ..

Peter said...

for my two bob's worth, I hope there is a hole in the bottom to get the cash ou.

Julie said...

I did not check that ... but I would hate to see it smashed to get out the measly coins!!

Paul said...

Lovely money box. Love the rhyme, we had a dog called tuppence when I was nobbut a lad.

J Bar said...

Cute.

bfarr said...

Sweet little money bank.

Bob Crowe said...

A bit of doggerel that obviously came before the day of personal financial planners.

diane b said...

I remember my mum singing that to me. Frivolity is good.

Ann said...

Sweet.

freefalling said...

I haven't heard that before.
I'm glad I didn't live with old money - seems complicated (I mean apart from the 2+2+2=6 of the rhyme).
Why is it 6"d"?
And how many 6ds in a shilling?
I don't even know what a shilling is.
But it's a nice word.

brattcat said...

thanks for the smile.

Vicki said...

So fabulous. I want one. :

Love the poem, too.