The version I remember is:
Robin's flown away
Has lost a wheel
And all on Christmas Day.
I was wondering if there is a version using egg or is this simply a Simpson's thing.
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In the UK it's always been Robin's flown away. Maybe there's some British influence at that station.scottmandew wrote:I've never heard "Robin's flown away" before. When I was a kid (I'm 51 now), it was always "Robin's laid an egg."
Robin laid an egg,
Threw a wheel
And the Joker
As for the variations ( mine included), all I can guess is that it is a similar to the game of "gossip" .
( For those of You who don't know or remember, People stand in a circle and one person starts off by telling their neighbor in the circle something somewhat complicated. That person tells the person next to them and so on until it gets back around the circle to the original person who ten tells the entire circle of folks just what it was that He or She originally started. I can see how this might have been sent over seas via pen pals ( the pre P.C. version of E-mails for those of You who don't know about pen pals. I had several myself during the 50's, 60's. and 70's. )
That's it from Fairborn, Ohio, U.S.A.
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I guess the UK/Aussie connection is going to be a strong one. I just thought there might have been a version that had a line rhyming with egg.Dave from the UK wrote:
In the UK it's always been Robin's flown away. Maybe there's some British influence at that station.
batrunner1966 wrote:Robin laid an egg......
And we always said
Lost a wheel, grew up Detroit subs.
Merry Christmas citizens!
Same here. Maybe it was the Southern California Car Culture I grew up with
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Never broke out the bat-water wings, ol' chum! I stayed inside where it was warm and dry, like the REST of the sane citizens! I sincerely hope you and yours had an enjoyable Christmas, Larry!Larry A. wrote:I'll check it out when I can. Hope Your Holiday has gone fine! Mine has. Do You and Your wife have Your water wings on yet........( For those who don't know, St. Louis is about to float away with all the rain )