Here's a saying English children would recite when they ate apples and got to the inside seeds. They'd throw them over their left shoulders while declaring…


The seed would bring an apple another day by creating a new apple tree. Nice thought!

*A pippin is the seed of a fruit.


I would love to know if this is still recited in Great Britain today. If you know about it, please email me. Thanks! Mama Lisa

Thanks and Acknowledgements

This was written down and printed by Percy B. Green in 1899 in his book called A History of Nursery Rhymes.