Olde English Nursery Rhyme about Halloween

Halloween is finally here, and Mama Lisa’s wishing you good cheer!

Here’s an olde English rhyme, to help you wile* away the time (’til trick-or-treating)…

This is the night of Hallowe’en
When all the witches might be seen
Some of them black, some of them green
Some of them like a turkey bean.

Happy Halloween!


*I checked into whether to use “wile away the time” or “while away the time” – it seems that both have been used historically. “While” is more common and possibly more correct. But “wile” has the hidden meaning behind it of trickery, so I felt it was more appropriate to use this spelling today.

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One Response to “Olde English Nursery Rhyme about Halloween”

  1. jontromanob Says:

    Common Halloween activities include trick-or-treating, wearing costumes and attending costume parties, carving jack-o’-lanterns, ghost tours, bonfires, apple bobbing, visiting haunted attractions, committing pranks, telling ghost stories or other frightening tales, and watching horror films.

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