Mirth And Joy


Jean Gregory  Evans

Franklin, North Carolina, United States

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8.5" x 6.4"
5.5" x 4.1"
4.0" x 3.0"


  • Removable, individually die-cut vinyl
  • Ideal for smooth flat surfaces like laptops, journals, windows, etc.
  • 1/8th of an inch white border around each design

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Artist's Description

Two Crows MEAN Joy!
Mirth left; Joy on the right. (no pun intended)

Inspiration for title, “Mirth And Joy”, came from
A Traditional rhyme:
One crow means sorrow
Two crows mean joy
Three crows a wedding
Four crows a boy
Five crows mean silver
Six crows mean gold
Seven crows a secret that’s never been told

The original rhyme seems to be The Magpie rhyme. There are many versions to the rhyme, for example, these lyrics:
One for sorrow, two for joy,
Three for girls, and four for boys,
Five for silver, six for gold,
Seven for a secret, never to be told

Counting Crows, an American rock band, took its name from a divination rhyme about the crow, heard by Duritz in the film Signs of Life. The traditional British rhyme begins the third verse (around the 2:07 mark) of the song “A Murder of One” on the album August and Everything After : “Well I dreamt I saw you walking up a hillside in the snow / Casting shadows on the winter sky as you stood there, counting crows / One for” …

Another rendition:
ONE is a message
TWO is for mirth!
THREE is a marriage,
FOUR is a birth.
FIVE is for riches
SIX is a thief
SEVEN is a journey
EIGHT is a grief.
NINE is a secret
TEN is a sorrow
ELEVEN is for love,
TWELVE is for joy tomorrow.
THIRTEEN is bad luck
FOURTEEN is danger,
FIFTEEN is a change of luck
SIXTEEN is a stranger.
SEVENTEEN is for adventure
EIGHTEEN is a love that’s new,
NINETEEN is fame and honor,
TWENTY is a wish that comes true!

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