One for sorrow, two for joy.

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XxHeatherxX | 11:30 Fri 23rd Dec 2005 | Phrases & Sayings
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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 time of joyous bliss.

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Click here for an earlier AnswerBank thread about this, including a suggestion as to 11 and 12. Personally, I don't believe the rhyme went beyond 7 originally.


Jenny Hanley was my first crush. aah Jenny...

...who once wore a t-shirt on the show saying 'Twice a Week'

because the show was on twice a week, obviously

Urgh @ Magpie- the guy with the black curly hair used to scare me silly as a child, no idea why!
Not from the original but yes I can
Eleven for love, twelve for a dove, thirteen is nigh, and fourteen will take your spirits high.
One for sorrow
Two for luck
Three for a wedding
Four for death
Five for silver
Six for gold
Seven for a secret not to be told
Eight for Heaven
Nine for Hell
And ten for the Devil

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