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Re: NUTS IN MAY/ COLD AND FROSTY

Posted by SR on October 05, 2004

In Reply to: NUTS IN MAY posted by harrowarrow on October 05, 2004

: Can anybody help with derivation of this expression; used in the childrens song "Here we go gathering nuts in May, nuts in May, nuts in May"
: In the northern hemisphere at least, one would expect to gather nuts in May; rather in the autumn or winter!

'Here we go gathering nuts in May
On a cold and frosty morning!'
I remember it from my childhood in Ireland but have not heard it in years. Did you mean one would 'not' expect to gather nuts in May?