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dear granny
Posted by: glenna (---.b-ras1.prp.dublin.eircom.net)
Date: January 02, 2005 01:59PM

cannot find this poem on the internet. maybe somebody can complete it for me.

Dear granny dear I hope youre well
Ive got a lot of things to tell
Last night I saw the thin new moon
Its going to be my birthday soon
Ive got a doll all dressed in green
but she's not as nice as the one Ive seen in....

Re: dear granny
Posted by: Brigid (220.238.134.---)
Date: August 02, 2007 08:59AM

Hello, Did you ever get the rest of this poem? If not I can get it for you. My mum used to tell it to us but sadly she is no longer with us. I too have been trying to find the words to this poem and found out tonight that another relative knows it by heart. I can get it for you if you want.

Re: dear granny
Posted by: marian222 (81.151.106.---)
Date: August 02, 2007 01:40PM

Even if glenna is no longer looking, it'd be really useful if you could get it and post it on this site, then anyone else looking for it will be able to find it. Also glenna might not see your post for a while, she might remember it in a few months time and come back, perhaps when you've stopped visiting the site.

Being a very nosey person, I'd like to know how it ends, too!

Re: dear granny
Posted by: lisatink (212.158.111.---)
Date: September 05, 2008 09:47AM

The whole things goes:

Dear grany dear, I hope you well,
I have a lot of things to tell,
Last night i saw the thin new moon,
its going to be my birthday soon,
I meant to write you long ago
but then i didnt write and so
i'm writing now to ask you if
your knee still hurts and still is stiff.

I have three dolls dressed all in green
but not one like the doll i've seen
in mr kernals courner shop when i go past i always stop
to see it there
its got such lovely golden hair
if it were mine i'd love it so
and take good care of it you know
and you know what else i'd do i'll call it mary after you.

dear granny dear i hope your well
last evening peg sliped and fell
and dumped her head against the door
and cried for half an hour or more
Kates uncles got an awful cold
and next birthday I'll be 9 years old.

there are a couple of versions of this as it seams its passed down within familes but i ask 7 of the women in my family and they all agreed this is they way they know it.


Re: dear granny
Posted by: IanAKB (203.217.77.---)
Date: September 05, 2008 03:49PM


Thanks, Lisa, for taking the typing trouble to share this with us.

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