JUN 14, 24 .. POP GOES THE WEASEL.. GULLIBLE..

Kathleen, one of our friends in California, sent us a comment to our Donald Duck Post dated June the 9th.

In her comment, Kathleen sent a link to a baby duck and its meeting Donald Duck. It is really a tender and a touching video.

There is a short commercial at the beginning that you can opt to skip.

https://youtu.be/S6VVOmT0Vk8

Thanks so very much Kathleen!

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NATIONAL TODAY..

June 14th ..

I know!

What can I say?

Patti and I are having fun! 

National Pop Goes The Weasel Day is enjoyed by many on June 14. This day celebrates the nursery rhyme that we all have been singing since we were kids. It has been around for almost 300 years now. This day is a great throwback to those childhood memories. 

All around the mulberry bush, The monkey chased the weasel;

The monkey thought it was all in fun…Pop! Goes the weasel.

Half a pound of tuppenny rice, Half a pound of treacle.

That’s the way the money goes, Pop! Goes the weasel.

A penny for a spool of thread, A penny for a needle,

That’s the way the money goes, Pop! Goes the weasel!

Round and round the chestnut tree, The badger chased the weasel,

They ran and ran and had great fun, Pop! Goes the weasel!

Up and down the city road, In and out the steeple,

Round the town and back again, Pop! Goes the weasel.

Yes! There are more verses!

In the mid-19th century, “pop” was a well-known slang term for pawning something—and City Road had a well-known pawn establishment in the 1850s. In this Cockney interpretation, “weasel” is Cockney rhyming slang for “weasel and stoat” meaning “coat”.

Thus, to “pop the weasel” meant to pawn your coat.

The ‘Pop Goes The Weasel’ rhyme originated in the 1700s. It mentions the Eagle Tavern, also known as the Eagle Freehold Pub, which is situated on London’s City Road. The pub was shut down and turned into a music room in 1825 until 1901 when it was rebuilt as a public house and still exists.

A boat called “Pop Goes The Weasel” took part in the Durham Regatta way back in June of 1852. In the same year, in December, the rhyme rose to public prominence. It was referred to as a social dance in and around England. In Ipswich, a country dance ended with this rhyme on December 13, 1852. Soon afterward, on December 24, 1852, the rhyme was introduced to the royalty and their private soirees. By December 28, 1852, it started being included in publications and was being advertised throughout England.

At first, it was just a tune, and only later the lyrics were added. It even crossed the Atlantic Ocean and went from England to America in the late 1850s. The rhyme soon became popular there as well, although the words were still British to an extent. Therefore U.S. lyrics were written to be slightly different from the original, however, the rhyme retained the same tune.

Enough?

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Gullible has published another Post dated June the 13th, based in Nome, Alaska.

https://gullible-gulliblestravels.blogspot.com/2024/06/how-we-roll-with-nome-journals.html

Check it out!

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Cap and Patti

2 thoughts on “JUN 14, 24 .. POP GOES THE WEASEL.. GULLIBLE..

  1. Kathleen Brady

    Every time I see the duckling story, my heart wants to burst. I know it’s CGI but it’s done so well.

    There are a couple of ice cream trucks that drive through the neighborhood from time to time. I have yet to chase one down to see what they sell and no plans to do so in the future. Both play different tunes. One of them plays “pop goes the weasel.” They bring back fond childhood memories of the ice cream truck that went through my neighborhood. I did indulge them and nothing will likely ever taste as good as my memories.

    1. Cap Chastain Post author

      The Duckling Story IS one great story Kathleen. Thanks again so very much for sharing it with all of us. Fun about the current ice cream truck that plays
      “Pop goes the weasel”! Happy memoires. Cap and Patti

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