Lundi limerick #91

Mary who hailed from Over

pursued lots of boys through the clover

She caught them quite fast

and married the last

a lad that they called the wild rover


Over, is a large village in Cambridgeshire, that is destined to become bigger and bigger as it becomes more of a satellite of Cambridge and Huntingdon. It has a population approaching 3,000.

Its roots are in the 17th century when the Great Fen in Cambridgeshire and Norfolk was drained in the 1630s.

Over is mentioned in the poem “The Old Vicarage, Grantchester“, by Rupert Brooke.







19 thoughts on “Lundi limerick #91

  1. Apologies for delay in commenting. You are one of the very few bloggers I continue to follow via e-mail and when I spotted this the other day it stuck in my head and I’ve been singing The Wild Rover ever since! Love this song 🙂

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      1. Mostly, I find the Reader a better option. This week though I am behind with all my reading.
        Oh, and tomorrow Sophie has created something especially for you! 🙂

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  2. Just stopping by to say Hey! and How are you all doing?
    Thinking today of all I have to be grateful for! You, and your writing, are some things I’m grateful for! You always bring smiles, laughs, pondering and joy.
    I hope you and your family are having a wonderful weekend!
    (((HUGS))) 🙂

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    1. Thanks Carolyn, it is so gracious of you to say such a nice thing. My wife and I are keeping well but haven’t seen our daughter and son in law since early in the year. Hopefully we will find a vaccine to alleviate the ravages of this horrible pandemic soon. Hugs back to you. Hope you and yours remain happy and healthy.

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      1. Yes, I understand. My kids live in other states from us (where their careers took them) and we haven’t seen them, or the grandkids, since last Christmas. 😦 They were supposed to come in the Spring 2020, but it couldn’t happen ’cause of the virus. 😦

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