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One Two Three, My Granny Had a Flea

One, two, three, my granny had a flea, rhyme / Linda Carson, speech in English

One, two, three, my granny had a flea, rhyme / Linda Carson, speech in English

One two three
My granny had a flea
She salted it and peppered it
And ate it for her tea.

Notes from Hugh Shields

“Most people’s grannies eat fleas, though sometimes ‘roasted and toasted.’” For other references, see N Douglas’s London street games (1931:52); L Daiken’s Out goes she (1963:63), Opie and Opie’s The lore and language of schoolchildren (1967:19), Opie and Opie’s Children’s games in street and playground (1969:37, 38); So early in the morning, ed. Diane Hamilton (1962:Tradition LP TLP 1024).