Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Jack and Jill

I was thinking lately to do a spoof on Jack and Jill (though i will come up with it later ).So i just put Google for it and was amazed to find that it was a long poem of which one verse was famous .Even one of my friend who turned in my room did not know about it so i thought let's do justice to our childhood rhyme .So i present here the whole poem .

Jack and Jill went up the hill
To fetch a pail of water.
Jack fell down and broke his crown,
And Jill came tumbling after.

Up Jack got and home did trot
As fast as he could caper;
And went to bed and covered his head
In vinegar and brown paper.

Then up Jack got and home did trot
As fast as he could caper;
To Old Dame Dob who patched his nob
With vinegar and brown paper.

When Jill came in how she did grin
To see Jack's paper plaster;
Mother vexed, did whip her next,
For causing Jack's disaster.

Now Jack did laugh and Jill did cry
But her tears did soon abate;
Then Jill did say that they should play
At see-saw across the gate.

1 comment:

Priya said...


I know only first four lines.
Dont even know the meaning of some of the words in the following lines :D
Maybe thats why we were not taught that in school :P