Hot Cross Buns

Hot cross buns!
Hot cross buns!
One a penny, two a penny,
Hot Cross buns!

Hot cross buns!
Hot Cross buns!
If you have no daughters,
Give them to your sons!
One a penny two a penny,
Hot Cross buns!

Hot cross buns!
Hot cross buns!
If you haven’t got a penny
A ha’penny will do.
If you haven’t got a ha’penny,
Then God bless you.

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This familiar old nursery rhyme comes from the call of the street vendors who sold them.

The Fate of the Hot Cross Bun … cont

Chuckled to see a Letter to the Editor in “The Advertiser”  today commenting on the 100 yr old newspaper article I posted here just yesterday.

Letters to the Editor
Penalty Bunfight

NOTHING much has changed.  One hundred years ago April 4, 1912, the Bakers Union requested that the practice of baking buns of the Wednesday night before Good Friday forced the men to do two nights’ work which they objected to (The Advertiser, 2/4/12).
     Pity their thinking at that time wasn’t as modern as today when penalty rates may have applied.

MAX DYASON, Vale Park

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The (Adelaide) Advertiser, Thursday, April 5, 2012.
http://www.adelaidenow.com.au