Discussion in 'Poet's Corner' started by Twocky61, Jul 9, 2014.

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  1. Twocky61

    Twocky61 Banned Member

    One for sorrow
    Two for joy
    Three for a girl
    Four for a boy
    Five for silver
    Six for gold
    Seven for a story never to be told
    Eight for Heaven
    Nine for Hell
    Ten for the Devil himself.

    or, alternatively,

    Eight for a wish
    Nine for a kiss, and
    Ten for a big surprise!​
  2. pisces1

    pisces1 Well-Known Member

    very cute :goodjob:
  3. Petal

    Petal SF dreamer Staff Alumni SF Supporter

    Ha, I love it!
  4. Twocky61

    Twocky61 Banned Member

    Also the theme tune for the childrens television series Magpie which competed directly with the BBC's series Blue Peter. Magpie's theme tune was played by the Spencer Davis Group under the alias of The Murgatroyd Band, and composed by Eddie Hardin (lead vocal, keyboard), Ray Fenwick (guitar) and Spencer Davis (guitar). The main lyric was cribbed from the old children's nursery rhyme of the same name

    And why was the television series called Magpie?

    Because the format for Magpie was stolen from the BBC's Blue Peter lol

    Generally it was the middle class kids who watched Blue Peter whereas it was the rougher kids who watched Magpie. In fact some parents would not let their kids watch Magpie. Susan Stranks who co presented Magpie was many a boys crush as she was mine. Blue Peter's co-host Valerie Singleton was more like your maiden aunt lol

    Both Blue Peter & Magpie had an annual appeal with Magpie having the edge. Blue Peter would have a meter showing the appeals progress whereas Magpie had a tape which, as the appeal progressed, would go around the studio wall and even out into Teddington Studios corridor; unusual in television allowing viewers to see behind the scenes
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