A Conversation for 'Oranges and Lemons' - The Nursery Rhyme

Oranges and Lemons - the nursery rhyme

Post 1

Composer

Assuming that everyone knows the "standard" familiar tune to this rhyme - does anyone know of any other tunes in existence for this ditty, or regional variations to the "standard" tune?


Oranges and Lemons - the nursery rhyme

Post 2

Mina

I've never heard of another tune, and I didn't see any mention of one when I did my research for this entry, sorry about that.


Oranges and Lemons - the nursery rhyme

Post 3

jemmacat

What is the "standard" tune to Oranges and Lemons?


Oranges and Lemons - the nursery rhyme

Post 4

Mina

I'm not sure how to 'sing' it on the internet. smiley - erm You could try a search on google to see if you can find the music to it. Someone must have had to play it sometime or other.

I won't suggest that you attend any kids party, because they don't seem to play games anymore.


Oranges and Lemons - the nursery rhyme

Post 5

skittlemcfluff

G G E G E C D E F D G E C

Should be the first couplet as far as I can do. Like bells in arpeggios.

Second couplet is basically the same tune.

D B D B G A B C A D B G

Is possibly the third (I'm guessing intervals here. Don't have an instrument in the room)

4th is similar

D B D G A B C A D G

Then the next (here comes a candle...) is basically the same as the first.

G E G E C D E F E D C (here comes a chopper to-o chop off your head)

Then 'chops' are spoken/shouted. I've only given the bones, I'm sure you can get the rhythm and repetitions.


Oranges and Lemons - the nursery rhyme

Post 6

Mina

Thanks skittlemcfluff! I'll have to try playing that later. smiley - biggrin


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