Rich Man, Poor Man,
Beggar Man, Thief.
Children use this short poem or nursery rhyme when they have to choose who will be 'it' (the seeker) when playing hide and seek, but it is also a game to know what job they will have in the future.
This is what the Wikipedia says about it: "Tinker Tailor" is a counting game, nursery rhyme and fortune telling song traditionally played in England, that can be used to count cherry stones, buttons, daisy petals and other items. Its American version is commonly used by children for "counting out," e.g. for choosing who shall be "It" in a game of tag.
The tinker, tailor is one part of a longer counting or divination game, often played by young girls to foretell their futures; it runs as follows:
- When shall I marry?
- This year, next year, sometime, never.
- What will my husband be?
- Tinker, tailor, soldier, sailor, rich-man, poor-man, beggar-man, thief.
- What will I be?
- Lady, baby, gypsy, queen.
- What shall I wear?
- Silk, satin, cotton, rags (or silk, satin, velvet, lace)
- How shall I get it?
- Given, borrowed, bought, stolen.
- How shall I get to church?
- Coach, carriage, wheelbarrow, cart.
- Where shall I live?
- Big house, little house, pig-sty, barn.
- Have you decided what you will be when you grow up???
Please, leave a comment with your plans for the future and find one recent film that has the same title as the little poem or nursery rhyme that appears in this post and tell me the name of this film in Spanish, please!
The winner is the student who finds out this title first!!