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Hot Cross Buns



Wikipedia: A children’s song based on the hawking of bakers selling their products.

There are two versions of the tune. The simple version is played with the sequence A, G,F whilst the original more musical version uses the notes A, A,D, where the second A is one octave lower than the first.

(The “ha'” is pronounced “hay”, and refers to a pre-decimal halfpenny coin no longer in circulation.)

Hot cross buns,
Hot cross buns,
one ha’ penny,
two ha’ penny,
hot cross buns.

If you have no daughters,
give them to your sons,
one ha’ penny,
two ha’ penny,
Hot Cross Buns

Alternative lyrics are:

Hot cross buns,
One a penny buns,
One a penny,
Two a penny,
Hot cross buns.

Fresh, sweet buns,
Come and buy my buns,
One a penny,
Two a penny,
Fresh, sweet buns.

Nice, light buns,
Buy my currant buns,
Come and try them,
Then you’ll buy them,
Nice, light buns.

Hot, sweet buns,
Good for everyone,
All your daughters,
All your sons,
All love buns.

Hot cross buns,
Hot cross buns,
Everybody loves hot cross buns.

Further alternative lyrics are:

Hot cross buns,
Hot cross buns,
One a penny,
Two a penny,
Hot cross buns.

If you have no daughters,
If you have no daughters,
If you have no daughters,
Give them to your sons,
But if you have none of these little elves,
Then you must eat them all yourselves.

Hot cross buns are also the punch line of a popular children’s joke : What do you get when you pour boiling water down a rabbit hole? Hot Cross Bunnies!

Audio:
KiddyHouse: http://www.kiddyhouse.com/Songs/midi/hotcross.mid
KiDiddles: http://www.kididdles.com/lyrics/midi/h064.mid

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October 18, 2008 at 3:03 pm Leave a comment


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