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In case you ever need to list the English Kings and Queens in order of succession, I present you with this rhyme.  Learn it!  It can be your party trick.   

Willie, Willie, Harry, Steve,
Harry, Dick, John, Harry Three,
One-To-Three Neds, Richard Two,
Harrys Four-Five-Six… then who?

Edwards Four-Five, Dick the Bad,
Harrys (twain), Ned Six (the lad),
Mary, Bessie, James you ken,
Then Charlie, Charlie, James again…

Will & Mary, Anne of gloria,
Georges ( 4! ), Will Four, Victoria,
Edward Seven, Georgie Five,
Edward, George, and Liz (alive).

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Written by rarface

January 5, 2010 at 12:57 pm

Posted in poems

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  1. Did you make this up? haha
    What about the other Liz?

    mary

    January 5, 2010 at 1:11 pm

  2. nope – d.m. taught it to me. The other liz is bessie, in between mary and james.

    rarface

    January 5, 2010 at 1:18 pm

    • Ah missed that. Excellent. Will he be reciting this tonight I hope?

      mary

      January 5, 2010 at 1:24 pm

  3. you should request it!

    rarface

    January 5, 2010 at 1:28 pm

  4. Did you know that one of the ‘Possibly Related Posts’ that were automatically generated from your post is called “Parents, Please Don’t Name Your Baby When You’re Drunk”

    Death Kitten

    January 6, 2010 at 7:22 am

  5. Comrades! Here’s a slight variation on the second and third verse, which is the one I use:

    Edwards Four-Five, Dick the Bad,
    Harrys twain, then Ned the lad,
    Mary, Bessie, James the vain,
    Charlie, Charlie, James again…

    William & Mary, Anne Gloria,
    Four Georges, William, then Victoria,
    Ned, George, Ned, George, now it’s seen
    A second Bessie is the queen.

    D.M.

    January 7, 2010 at 3:49 pm


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