Nursery Rhymes


There were two blackbirds
Sat upon a hill,
The one was named Jack,
The other named Gill;
Fly away Jack,
Fly away Gill,
Come again Jack,
Come again Gill.

Note: This is an infant amusement piece. A piece of paper is stuck to each index finger, one for Jack and one for Gill. The fingers are laid on the edge of the table, and when Jack is told to fly away, the arm goes behind the back and returns with the index finger hidden. The same is done for the Gill finger. Then Jack returns from behind the back, followed by Gill. It has been around for more than two centuries, being recorded in MG's Melody in 1765.

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S.E. Schlosser is the author of the Spooky Series by Globe Pequot Press, as well as the Ghost Stories deck by Random House.  She has been telling stories since she was a child, when games of "let's pretend" quickly built themselves into full-length tales acted out with friends. A graduate of both Houghton College and the Institute of Children's Literature, Sandy received her MLS from Rutgers University while working as a full-time music teacher and a freelance author. Read more

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