The Seven Wonders 1. I heard it said yesterday morning Tull-a-ring-ting, ring-tuthering-too That a ship of lead swum o'er the ocean cho: Tull-a-ring-ting, ring-tuthering-too And a ship of cork sank to the bottom Tull-a-ring-ting, ring-tuthering-too And that is one of the seven wonders Tull-a-ring-ting, ring-tuthering-too. (similarly:) 2. I heard it said of the partridge On the shore was playing stoolball And the balls were made of sand And that is two of the seven wonders. 3. The burning hawk out in the meadow By itself it was reaping And in a day it got an acre And that is three of the seven wonders. 4. I heard it said there was a pig And on his cart he was loading bracken And the load he was making ready And that is four of the seven wonders. 5. I heard it said that in Llangollen That the moon was teaching reading And an excellent verse she gave there! And that is five of the seven wonders. 6. I heard it said that on a rock That the dove she kept a tavern With little cups to test the drink And that is six of the seven wonders. 7. I heard it said of the swallow That he was making an iron horseshoe With golden hammer and silver anvil And that's the last of the seven wonders. - a Welsh song (presumably in translation) from the singing of Jill King. _________________________________________________________________________ JB
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