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" TAFFY was a Welshman, Taffy was a thief; Taffy came to my house and stole a piece of beef: I went to Taffy's house, Taffy was not at home ; Taffy came to my house and stole a marrowbone. "
Notes and Queries - Página 114
1894
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Modern Metrical Technique: As Illustrated by Ballad Meter (1700-1920)

George R. Stewart - 1922 - 120 páginas
...lines as: There was a man in our town, and he was wondrous wise and Taffy was a Welshman, Taffy Avas a thief. . Taffy came to my house and stole a leg of beef. 1 Robert of Gloucester's chronicle and some other medieval verse may represent a use of the metrical...
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Singing Games and Drills, for Rural Schools, Playground Workers, and Teachers

Chester Geppert Marsh - 1925 - 162 páginas
...I went to Taffy's house, Taf-fy was -n't home, I re-turned the fav - or And stole a mar- row bone. Taffy was a Welshman Taffy was a thief, Taffy came to my house And stole a piece of beef. Then I went to Taffy's house, Taffy wasn't home, I returned the favor And stole a marrow...
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Musical Times, Volumen39

1898
...get your own bread with it honestly, and don't filch from others.'" One other example will suffice : Taffy was a Welshman, Taffy was a thief; Taffy came...not at home ; Taffy came to my house, and stole a marrow bone. Our Welsh friends have always resented this stanza as a libel on their honesty. According...
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Book 4

Aleister Crowley - 1980 - 136 páginas
...that very day, or die, and it is this saying of Buddha's that the unknown poet wished to commemorute. Taffy was a Welshman, Taffy was a thief; Taffy came to my house And stole a leg of heef, I went to Taffy's house; Taffy was in hed. I took a carving knife. And cut off Taffy's head....
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A World Without Work

Eli Ginzberg - 1991 - 228 páginas
...returned from school sobbing that their classmates had sung in unison: Taffy is a Welshman. Taffy is a thief. Taffy came to my house And stole a leg of beef. Girls as well as boys frequently brought home the scars of battle. With such formidable obstacles to...
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Mother Goose

Arthur Rackham - 1994 - 124 páginas
...swallowed him up. With a rowley, powley, gammon and spinach, Heigho, says Anthony Rowley. HP JLaffy was a Welshman, Taffy was a thief; Taffy came to my house and stole a piece of beef; I went to Taffy's house, Taffy was not at home; Taffy came to my house and stole the...
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A Steady Trade: A Boyhood at Sea

Tristan Jones - 1996 - 267 páginas
...they tell lies and steal silk stockings. The English, poetic souls that they are, have a rhyme — Taffy was a Welshman, Taffy was a thief, Taffy came to my house and stole a side of beef. . . .' Of course, they don't know that they are referring to the frequent invasions of...
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Magick: Liber Aba

Aleister Crowley, Mary Desti, Leila Waddell - 1997 - 844 páginas
...that very day, or die, and it is this saying of Buddha's that the unknown poet wished to commemorate. Taffy was a Welshman, Taffy was a thief; Taffy came...a leg of beef. I went to Taffy's house; Taffy was in bed. I took a carving knife, And cut off Taffy's head. Taffy is merely short for Taphthartharath,...
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Dark Ladies: 'Conjure Wife' and 'Our Lady of Darkness'

Fritz Leiber - 1999 - 352 páginas
...was going through his head was a couple of lines from that bit of silly folk doggerel which begins: Taffy was a Welshman, Taffy was a thief. Taffy came to my house and stole a piece of beef. But it was the ending that was repeating itself in his head: / went to Taffy's house,...
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Bayou Moon

C. L. Bevill - 2002 - 304 páginas
...to my mother. I need to find out. We can do that, if we just follow the plan." SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER n Taffy was a Welshman, Taffy was a thief; Taffy came to my house and stole a piece of beef. I went to Taffy's house, Taffy wasn't in; Taffy came to my house and stole a marrow-bone....
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