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  • Writer's pictureMark Tullett

Hot cross buns

One a penny,

Two a penny.

Hot cross buns.

Ok, so who remembers that rhyme? But do you know where it comes? Apparently it was the cry of street vendors who sold them as early as the 1700s.

And do you know the second part of the rhyme? Well there are a few variations.

1. If you have no daughters, give them to your sons. One a penny, two a penny, Hot cross buns!

2. Butter them and sugar them and put them in your muns (i.e.mouths)

Or this completely different version...

Hot cross buns, hot cross buns;One a penny poker,Two a penny tongs,Three a penny fire shovel,Hot cross buns.

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