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As I Went over Corny Hill [riddle]

As I went over Corny hill, rhyme / Eddie Butcher, speech in English

As I went over Corny hill, rhyme / Eddie Butcher, speech in English

As I went over Corny Hill
Corny Hill was creaking
I spied four and twenty wee things
All coming naked

They were ricket, they were ticket
They were all yellow-backit
And the hindmost was foremost
And they were all stone blind.

Riddle Answers here


Notes from Hugh Shields

A common Ulster riddle I first heard from my grandfather and have noted in Derry, Antrim, and Belfast. See “Carnearney hill” in this collection for an Antrim version.