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Re: "with bells on your toes"

Posted by ESC on November 29, 2005

In Reply to: "With bells on your toes" posted by Cindy Leach on November 28, 2005

: What is the meaning of: "with bells on your toes"

The New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition. 2002.

Rings on her fingers and bells on her toes
A line from the nursery rhyme "Ride a Cock-Horse": "Rings on her fingers and bells on her toes, / She shall have music wherever she goes."
http://www.bartleby.com/59/6/ringsonherfi.html

Ride a cock-horse to Banbury Cross,
To see a fair lady ride on a white horse;
With rings on her fingers and bells on her toes,
She shall have music wherever she goes.

http://www.rootsweb.com/~engcbanb/fairlady/page1.htm