They're killing geese in Scotland...
December 27, 2012 11:51 PM Subscribe
Where did this saying come from: "Snow, snow faster, white alabaster..."
posted by treehorn+bunny to Writing & Language (3 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
While speaking to an elderly relative this Christmas, she referenced a little song she used to sing when it snowed: "Snow, snow faster, white alabaster!" I am interested to the origins of this little rhyme. I tried googling it and found it connected to another phrase "Killing geese in Scotland, sending feathers here!" But I found nothing on the origins of either of these phrases. Does anyone know?