My maternal grandmother was Slovak, and used to say a nursery rhyme to me in Slovak when I was a child. I came across your site trying to find the full words to this rhyme, and am wondering if you might be able to help me.
The rhyme begins with the Slovak words:
“Isli pani na hruski,” which, I think, translates roughly to “Went some women for some pears.”
Does this sound familiar to you? When my grandmother would tell me this rhyme, she would gently pinch the skin on the top of my hand to the words, in the same way you might gently squeeze each of a child’s toes when saying the words to “This Little Piggy” in English.
Please let me know if this sounds familiar to you or any of your clients, and, if not, which websites I might visit to find out more about this nursery rhyme.
Many thanks for any information you can send my way-I was so happy to stumble upon your website!
If anyone can help out with this rhyme, please comment below.
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