Magpie (posted by Ann)
I'm always noticing the birds and plants when I am travelling, and in Europe there are lots of magpies. I was remarking on them, and was given this children's rhyme. I think there is a tune, but the source of the poem refused to sing it for me.
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.
I've never heard it before - have you?