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Spring has sprung

Posted by ESC on March 08, 2009 at 22:39

In Reply to: Spring has sprung posted by Graham Cambray on March 08, 2009 at 21:07:

: : : Where did the phrase "Spring has sprung" originate? It's the first line of a short poem, some versions of which have an accent (Brooklyn?) but it seems well-known outside the US.

: : Brooklyn is right. See link below. (GC)

: I failed to respond to your last comment. This is only from memory, but the comedian Spike Milligan (in the UK) was prone to recite it at odd moments and for no particular reason. The rhyme is fairly well known here, though I doubt many people are aware of its US origins. (GC)

I couldn't find it in any of my references.