Friday, May 20, 2005

One For You and One for Me

. . . and one for Dicky Dandy

Trot, trot to Boston town
To get a stick of candy-
One for you, one for me,
And one for Dicky Dandy.

Anyone here from Boston?


Anne said...

My Dad's from Worcester (that's Woosta to you) & I went to college outside Boston then, later, worked there for four years (well, Cambridge, but close enough). My sister & I once asked him what he "was" (meaning denomination). He said Congregationalist. What's that? Oh, nothing. They don't believe anything, he said. We pressed him. He sighed: "Fatherhood of God, Brotherhood of Man, Neighborhood of Boston."

Trot trot to Boston,
Trot trot to Lynn,
Trot trot to Salem,
and home home again.

Sarahlynn said...

Ah, yes! My mom's from Lexington (her father was at Harvard) and surely just to spite her parents she went to the College of Wooster, in Ohio. Well, at least it's not mispronounced as badly.

I asked because I'm traveling to Boston for work soon and have been cautiously considering an internet meet-up.

I know that song too, but a little differently:
Trot Trot to Boston
Trot Trot to Lynn
Take care, baby,
Don't fall in!

Fun for the younger set who care little for geographically correct songs.

thistle said...

I'm also in Boston (as my late step-grandmother used to call it, the land of the bean and the cod, where the Lowells speak only to Cabots, and the Cabots speak only to God) but I expect I'll be gone when you come, unless it's before Sunday. Alas.

Sarahlynn said...

Bummer, Thistle! I was hoping to meet you. Maybe next time . . .