Sunday, July 11, 2010

Nut Tree & Blackbirds

The King of Spain's daughter, allegedly. (Pointing to a blackbird who was for a short time sitting on her shoulder - see Jill Hepburn's superb vid here.)

I had a little nut tree,
Nothing would it bear
But a silver nutmeg
And a golden pear;

The King of Spain's daughter
Came to visit me,
And all for the sake
Of my little nut tree

It's half time in a dull World cup final, the only interesting thing I've noted is the Queen of Spain sitting, regally somewhere up in the grandstand, she reminded me of the peculiar nursery rhyme. Then I realised that it was the King of Spain who featured in it.


  1. Anonymous10:40 PM

    You've lost the plot

  2. Yes, that's what it says at the top you fuckwit!