Pop Goes the Weasel

Pop Goes the Weasel
a popular British song in the 19th century, still sung today though mainly by children. Nobody is sure what the title means, and it may be simply a nonsense phrase. The first verse is:
Half a pound of twopenny rice,
Half a pound of treacle;
That’s the way the money goes,
Pop goes the weasel!

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