This rhyme was for figuring out who you would marry....

Notes

Here's another version of this rhyme:

New moon, true moon, true and bright,
If I have a lover let me dream of him to-night.
If I'm to marry far, let me hear a bird cry;
If I'm to marry near, let me hear a cow low;
If I'm never to marry, let me hear a hammer knock.

A form of this rhyme can be found as early as 1852 in Notes and Queries. It was a way people tried to predict who they would marry...
"When you first see the new moon after midsummer, go to a stile, turn your back to it, and say,

"All hail, new moon, all hail to thee I
I prithee good moon, reveal to me
This night who shall my true love be:
Who he is, and what he wears,
And what he does all months and years."

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