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March 11th, 2013
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There's a rhyme that ends in "Pop goes the Weasel"

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From:batwrangler
Date:March 11th, 2013 11:46 pm (UTC)
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Round and round the mulberry bush,
the monkey chased the weasel.
The weasel thought it was a joke.
Pop goes the weasel.
Penny for a spool of thread.
Penny for a needle.
That's the way the money goes.
Pop goes the weasel.

(I think there's more, but that's what I know off the top of my head.)
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From:mrissa
Date:March 12th, 2013 01:10 am (UTC)
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That's funny: in the version I learned, the monkey was the one who thought it was "all in fun."
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From:batwrangler
Date:March 12th, 2013 11:12 am (UTC)
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I don't know whether the weasel/monkey switch is an actual local variation or just the folk process in action in my brain.
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From:tawneypup
Date:March 13th, 2013 02:57 am (UTC)
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That's how I learned it, too!
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From:sarahmichigan
Date:March 12th, 2013 06:56 pm (UTC)
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The version I learned was close to batwrangler's:

All around the mulberry bush,
the monkey chased the weasel.
The monkey thought 'twas all in fun
Pop goes the weasel.

I think the penny/spool part went the same as batwrangler's.
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