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Riddles from the Border Regions, 6/5/10

From: Joan VanBuskirk
Series: Riddles from the Border Regions
Length: 01:30

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Br_logo_small I went with Jack
To fetch went we
Though arms and legs
I did not need.

This is a riddle about a bucket.  The riddle is told in the first person, from the bucket's perspective.   And the Jack referred to is, of course, the Jack from Jack and Jill.   But the way the riddle is phrased, you expect that Jack is accompanied by someone, not something.  And you're left scratching your head wondering who it is that fetches without arms and legs.

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Piece Description

I went with Jack
To fetch went we
Though arms and legs
I did not need.

This is a riddle about a bucket.  The riddle is told in the first person, from the bucket's perspective.   And the Jack referred to is, of course, the Jack from Jack and Jill.   But the way the riddle is phrased, you expect that Jack is accompanied by someone, not something.  And you're left scratching your head wondering who it is that fetches without arms and legs.

Broadcast History

KUSP, Central Coast Public Radio, Santa Cruz; 6/5/10.

Timing and Cues

The tone and theme music of this piece works well with Weekend Edition Saturday.

Musical Works

Title Artist Album Label Year Length
Walk 'em on Down Bass Blues Loryn Long :20

Related Website

http://www.borderregions.com