"Oranges and lemons" say the Bells of St. Clement's
"You owe me five farthings" say the Bells of St. Martin's
"When will you pay me?" say the Bells of Old Bailey
"When I grow rich" say the Bells of Shoreditch
"When will that be?" say the Bells of Stepney
"I do not know" say the Great Bells of Bow
This is the shorter version of the children's nursery rhyme. Originally there were fifteen churches in total and is believed to have originated in the middle of the 17th century. The words generally related to an aspect of the vicinity, and the tune that accompanies the lyrics appears to sound like the ringing of the individual church bells.