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Syx Mynet

Syx Mynet is a translation into Old English by J.R.R. Tolkien of the nursery rhyme "I Love Sixpence". The translation was done by Tolkien ca. 1924. It was published in Songs for the Philologists in 1936.[1]

The poem was rendered in pen and ink, together with Tolkien's poem Lá Húru, on one leaf. The manuscript is kept in the Tolkien-Gordon Collection at the Library of the University of Leeds.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1 "Archive File: Syx Mynet and Lá Húru", (accessed 9 May 2017)