Needles and Pins, Needles and Pins - English Children's Songs - England - Mama Lisa's World: Children's Songs and Rhymes from Around the World  - Intro Image

Notes

Below is the version from The Real Mother Goose (1916). It goes with the illustration above - and it's recited in the mp3!

Needles and pins, needles and pins,
When a man marries his trouble begins.

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The version of "Needles and Pins" that's recited in the mp3 is in the notes below.

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Thanks and Acknowledgements

This proverb can be found in A History of Nursery Rhymes (1899) by Percy B. Green. The 1st illustration is from The Little Mother Goose (1912), illustrated by Jessie Willcox Smith. The 2nd illustration comes from An Alphabet of Old Friends (1874) by Walter Crane (with some graphical editing by Lisa Yannucci). The 3rd illustration can be found in The Real Mother Goose (1916), illustrated by Blanche Fisher Wright.

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