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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.
     
  3. GNTLGNT

    GNTLGNT The idiot is IN

    ...I don't recollect any others....
    [​IMG]
     
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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 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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  11. GNTLGNT

    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

    3,6,9
    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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