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3, 6, 9, the goose drank wine...

Discussion in 'Insomnia' started by JCDenten, Oct 4, 2015.

  1. JCDenten

    JCDenten Member

    So my Library ordered a copy of the comic "Wraith" by Joe Hill(Prequel to NOS4A2) I was reading it yesterday and came across a page where Charlie Manx's children are singing "3, 6, 9, the goose drank wine!" The same creepy rhyme one of the Little Bald Doctors(Atropos) sings in Insomnia. Thought I would share this cool little connection.

    But just incase does anyone know if there is an importance to this rhyme that I just haven't seen yet? Does it show up in any other of Stephen King's books?
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  2. not_nadine

    not_nadine Comfortably Roont

    Line Broke, Monkey Got Choked, I don't think so.

    Maybe others can verify.

    GNTLGNT The idiot is IN

    ...I don't recollect any others....
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  4. not_nadine

    not_nadine Comfortably Roont

    Why did you make me sing that, and clap? clap clap

    Where is my jump rope?
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  5. doowopgirl

    doowopgirl very avid fan

    Such creepy poem! Don't think it turns up anywhere else, thank goodness.
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  6. not_nadine

    not_nadine Comfortably Roont

    You did not sing that as a child? Thought we all did. :distress:
  7. not_nadine

    not_nadine Comfortably Roont

    Great green globs of....
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  8. Dana Jean

    Dana Jean Reformed Dirty Pirate Hooker Moderator

    greasy grimy gopher guts
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  9. not_nadine

    not_nadine Comfortably Roont

    marinated monkey feet, one pint jar of..
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  10. doowopgirl

    doowopgirl very avid fan

    No, we had one about telling aunt rosie the old gray goose was dead, though.
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    GNTLGNT The idiot is IN

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  12. Aloysius Nell

    Aloysius Nell Well-Known Member

    It's paraphrased in the UB40 version of Neid Diamond's song, "Red Red Wine."
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  13. QuasiRus

    QuasiRus Well-Known Member

    It's an epigraph to "The long walk", chapter 8.
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  14. Neesy

    Neesy #1 fan (Annie Wilkes cousin) 1st cousin Mom's side

    we said "petrified monkey meat, little dirty birdy feet"
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  15. mal

    mal Well-Known Member

    ...one big eyeball laying in a bowl of blood and me without my spoon...
    ...lucky I brought my straw!
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  16. Steven Lister

    Steven Lister New Member

    4, 7, 8 I guess it was fate.
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  17. mal

    mal Well-Known Member

    The goose drank wine
    the monkey chewed tobacco on the street car line
    the line got broke
    the monkey got choked
    and they all went to heaven in a little rowboat
    clap hands...

    (I've always liked the and now it's in my head for today)
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