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Is John Smith within

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Lost words!
In the Nursery Rhyme "Ay, marry, two!" is used as an exclamation of surprise or emphasis and derives from the Middle English Marie, another name for the Virgin Mary.

Is John Smith within
Nursery Rhyme lyrics, origins and history

Is John Smith within?
Yes, that he is.
Can he set a shoe?
Ay, marry, two!
Here a nail, there a nail
Tick, tack, too.

Is John Smith within
Nursery Rhyme lyrics, origins and history
 

 
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