When I was little, my dad used to sing me songs. I can't remember them very well, so I asked my brother if he could remember them.
"Yeah," he said, "I can remember a few" He then proceeded to list two.
As I was going to St Ives
We turned ourselves about
We found the one who rubbed his hands
And marched him up to the top of the hill
The little boy who lives by
Robin Hood Robin Hood
Killed Cock Robin
"Those aren't like I remember," I said. "They don't even make sense!"
"Well, perhaps they're not like you remember," he replied, "but they do make sense. It's something we always used to say dad does. Now we do it too."
I can't let my brother fool me, I'd never hear the end of it! I think the verses must have some hidden meaning. Can you help?
treat the rhymes as cryptic clues so to start you off: "I goes to St Ives