Sing a Song of Sixpence

Sing a Song of Sixpence [Sing a Song of Sixpence]
an old English children’s song, which may refer to the life of ↑Henry VIII. Some people think that the birds in the song represent the ↑Roman Catholicchoirs after the ↑Dissolution of the Monasteries. Most people in Britain know the first verse: Sing a song of sixpence, a pocket full of rye, Four and twenty blackbirds baked in a pie. When the pie was opened, the birds began to sing, Wasn’t that a dainty dish to set before the king?

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