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if its and ands were pots and pans
Posted by: kpearson (---.cg.shawcable.net)
Date: April 13, 2004 09:30PM

Hi, my mother in law (now deceased) used to say a poem with this phrase " if its and ands were pots and pans there would be no work for tinkers" in it. Does anyone know what the poem was called ?
thanks,
Karen.


Re: if its and ands were pots and pans
Posted by: glenda (---.client.comcast.net)
Date: April 14, 2004 12:10AM

Google sez......

Scottish proverb:
"If wishes were horses, beggars would ride
If turnips were swords, i'd wear one by my side
If ifs and ands were pots and pans,
there'd be no need for tinkers' hands"


Also:
If "ifs" and "ands" were pots and pans, there'd be no work for tinkers' hands. - Charles Kingsley (1819-1875)


I learned as a child:

If ifs and buts were candy and nuts
We'd all have a merry Christmas.


Re: if its and ands were pots and pans
Posted by: Marian-NYC (---.nyc1.dsl.speakeasy.net)
Date: May 03, 2004 05:46PM


In Shaw's SAINT JOAN, Joan says:

"If ifs and ands were pots and pans,
there'd be no need of tinkers"


Re: if its and ands were pots and pans
Posted by: lg (---.trlck.ca.charter.com)
Date: May 03, 2004 06:10PM

Marian, is it possible Shaw borrowed from the Scots?

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Les


Re: if its and ands were pots and pans
Posted by: Johnny SansCulo (---.nycmny83.covad.net)
Date: May 04, 2004 05:19PM

"if wishes were fishes we'd all cast nets"

Robert Heinlein?




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