What memories do you have from your childhood?
My Mum was a great one for poetry which she had learnt at school and would recite reams from memory. Sadly my memory isn't half as good as hers, so I've forgotten most of them.
She also used to sing me to sleep, including the following, which in retrospect was a bit frightening - but I loved it!
"She sailed away on a lovely summer's day
On the back of a crocodile ;
You see said she, he's as tame as he could be
I'll sail him down the Nile.
The croc winked his eye as she waved them all goodbye
Wearing a happy smile,
By the end of the, ride the lady was inside,
And the smile on the crocodile!
Daisy, daisy give me your answer do
I'm half crazy all for the love of you,
It won't be a stylish marriage
I can't afford a carriage, but you'll looked sweet
Upon the seat of a bicycle made for two.
And when I was misbehaving ( me, misbehave? ) she'd recite this one:
"My mother said I never should
Play with the gypsies in the wood
If I did, she would say
Naughty little girl to disobey"
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