Magpie (pica pica) Rhymes

One for sorrow Two for joy Three for a girl Four for a boy Five for silver Six for gold Seven for a secret never to be told. _____________________________________ One for sorrow Two for mirth Three for a wedding Four for a birth Five for heaven Six for hell Seven you'll see the de'il himsel' _______________________________ One for sorrow, two for joy; Three for a girl, four for a boy; Five for silver, six for gold; Seven for a secret, never to be told; Eight for a wish, nine for a kiss; Ten for a bird that's best to miss. _________________________________ I cross the magpie The magpie crosses me, Back luck to the magpie, And good luck to me. ________________________________

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