RATTLIN BOG

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  • RATTLIN BOG
    “The Rattlin’ Bog” is a cumulative song (think “The Twelve Days of Christmas”) and is
    an example of the use of song to develop good memory. Rattlin’ Bog is Irish/Celtic in
    origin. There are other similar tunes, I grew up singing “And the Green Grass Grew All
    Around” which sounds a lot like “Rattlin’ Bog”. “Rattlin’ Bog” is a fun upbeat tune and
    like any folk song, its lyrics can vary from singer to singer; country to country.
    Oh ho the rattlin’ bog
    The bog down in the valley-oh
    Oh ho the rattlin’ bog
    The bog down in the valley-oh
    Now, in this bog,
    There was a tree,
    A rare tree,
    A rattlin’ tree,
    The tree in the bog,
    And the bog down in the valley-oh!
    [Chorus]
    Now, on this tree,
    There was a limb,
    A rare limb,
    A rattlin’ limb,
    The limb on the tree,
    And the tree in the bog,
    And the bog down in the valley-oh!
    [Chorus]
    Now, on this limb,
    There was a branch,
    A rare branch,
    A rattlin’ branch,
    The branch on the limb,
    And the limb on the tree,
    And the tree in the bog,
    And the bog down in the valley-oh!
    [Chorus]
    On this branch,
    There was a twig,
  • A rare twig,
    A rattlin’ twig,
    The twig on the branch
    And the branch on the limb,
    And the limb on the tree,
    And the tree in the bog,
    And the bog down in the valley-oh!
    [Chorus]
    On this twig,
    There was a nest,
    A rare nest,
    A rattlin’ nest,
    The nest on the twig,
    And the twig on the branch,
    And the branch on the limb,
    And the limb on the tree,
    And the tree in the bog,
    And the bog down in the valley-oh!
    [Chorus]
    In the nest,
    There was an egg,
    A rare egg,
    A rattlin’ egg,
    The egg in the nest,
    And the nest on the twig,
    And the twig on the branch,
    And the branch on the limb,
    And the limb on the tree,
    And the tree in the bog,
    And the bog down in the valley-oh!
    [Chorus]
    On the egg,
    There was a bird,
    A rare bird,
    A rattlin’ bird,
    The bird on the egg,
    And the egg in the nest,
    And the nest on the twig,
    And the twig on the branch,
    And the branch on the limb,