Midsummer Maahes – Day 6, The Party – Return of the legs

Gosh – is that the time.  Sorry, took me a while to fix up the marquee and set out the fireworks.  However, come on in the garden looks glorious on this balmy evening. We have a huge playlist, but if you have been able to master spotify and would like to add more please do. You can always add comments in the #maahes posts of tracks you would like added and I build them into the list.

There is still time to do a couple more loops around the block and add comments where you think fit.  Remember every comment will be entered into a money can’t buy prize draw.

I will publish a full set of definitive answers later in the week.

So just one final quest for you, another journey to ponder….

As I was going to St Ives
I met a man with seven wives
Each wife had seven sacks
Each sack had seven cats
Each cat had seven kits
Kits, cats, sacks, wives
How many were going to St Ives

In this case I want to know how many legs were going to St Ives and you will need to have followed the plot all week to crack my answer.

Enjoy the party – if you have met someone new do make a point of chatting them up, if you’ve been lurking in the background, afraid to speak, please say hello.  I’ll be wandering around with the canapés.



Posted on June 26, 2010, in Maahes and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. 10 Comments.

  1. The playlist in full, as at 21.05

    Waldeck – Midsummer Night Blues
    Korpiklaani – Midsummer Night
    The Brian Setzer Orchestra – Here Comes The Broad (An Adaptation Of Wagner’s “Lohengrin” And Mendelssohn’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”)
    High Speed Dub – Let’s Get This Party Started (Original)
    The Hit Nation – Get the Party Started (World Cup Version)
    Bachelor Party – Let’s Get It Started
    Olivia Newton-John – Summer Nights
    Percy Grainger – Shepherd’s Hey
    The Wurzels – The Combine Harvester (Brand New Key)
    The Wurzels – I Am A Cider Drinker (Paloma Blanca)
    Spinners – Working My Way Back To You/Forgive Me, Girl
    Bryan Adams – Summer Of ’69
    Don Henley – The Boys Of Summer
    Donna Summer – I Feel Love – Edit
    Propellerheads – Goldfinger (Propellerheads Mix)
    Groove Armada – Never Never Never (Groove Armada Mix)
    Shirley Bassey – Where Do I Beginy (Away Team Mix)
    Jill Scott – A Long Walk
    James – Laid
    Counting Crows – Mr. Jones
    The Killers – Mr. Brightside
    Eagles – Hotel California
    The Kooks – Seaside
    Katrina & The Waves – Walking On Sunshine
    Tom Jones – It’s Not Unusual – 2nd Studio Version
    Happy Mondays – Step On
    New Order – Blue Monday
    MIKA – Grace Kelly
    Pretenders – Brass In Pocket – 2009 Remastered
    Don Henley – The Boys Of Summer
    Barry Manilow – Copacabana (At The Copa) – Long Version
    Terry Jacks – Seasons In The Sun
    Jackson 5 – Blame It On The Boogie
    Van Morrison – Moondance
    Baccara – Yes Sir, I Can Boogie
    Queen – I Want To Break Free (Single Version)
    Boney M. – Sunny
    Jackson 5 – Can You Feel It – Single Edit
    Lynyrd Skynyrd – Free Bird
    Mud – Tiger Feet
    The Stone Roses – Fools Gold
    Baha Men – Who Let The Dogs Out
    Martha & The Muffins – Echo Beach
    MIKA – Grace Kelly
    Scissor Sisters – Comfortably Numb
    The Beautiful South – Perfect 10
    Deep Blue Something – Breakfast At Tiffanys
    The Monkees – I’m A Believer
    The Weather Girls – It’s Raining Men
    The B-52’s – Love Shack
    Space – Female Of The Species
    Andreas Johnson – Glorious
    Carly Simon – In The Wee Small Hours Of The Morning
    Abba – Dancing Queen
    Carl Douglas – Kung Fu Fighting
    Plan B – She Said
    Jona Lewie – You’ll Always Find Me In The Kitchen At Parties
    Wham! – Club Tropicana
    The Offspring – Pretty Fly (For A White Guy)
    Florence + The Machine – You’ve Got The Love
    Madness – Our House
    Dean Martin – Ten Thousand Bedrooms
    Funeral For A Friend – Rules And Games
    Urban Connection – Cricket Song Part II
    Urban Connection – Cricket Song Part I
    Ian Dury & The Blockheads – Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick
    The Proclaimers – I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles)
    Vivaldi – Vivaldi: Gloria – Domine Fili Unigenite
    The Scaffold – Gin Gan Goolie
    Elvis Costello – Oliver’s Army
    Red Hot Chili Peppers – Under The Bridge
    Simon & Garfunkel – Bridge Over Troubled Water
    Fergie – London Bridge – Album Version (Edited)
    All Saints – Under The Bridge
    Local Natives – Camera Talk
    Spoon – I Turn My Camera On
    Rise Against – Voices Off Camera
    Camera Obscura – French Navy
    David Grumel – Camera obscura
    Steve Howe – Camera Obscura
    The Golden Filter – Favourite Things
    Sarah Vaughan – My Favourite Things
    The Cast Of Hollyoaks – How Much Is That Doggy In The Window
    Katrina & The Waves – Walking On Sunshine
    David Gray – Stella The Artist
    Metric – Satellite Mind
    The Houghton Weavers – Matchstalk Men & Matchstalk Cats & Dogs
    Julio Iglesias – Vincent (Starry Starry Night)
    Michael Silverman – Jazz Impression Of Claude Monet’s Water Lilies
    Lou Reed – Satellite Of Love

  2. Well, I must have missed something here because only you were going to St Ives so unless you’ve had surgery recently that’s 2 legs.

  3. I think you need to check all the journeys carefully….

  4. I am so NOT getting involved in another crazy leg count :S

  5. There are huge discussions about the journey to St Ives.

    This is the accepted answer to the riddle:

    The Answer to the Riddle
    Only one man was going to St.Ives!

    He met the following who were
    going the other way:
    A man (1) with 7 wives
    7 x 7 (49) sacks
    7x7x7 (343) cats
    7x7x7x7 (2,401) kits
    A Total of 2,801 wives, sacks
    cats and kits!

    *Maahes comment: so two legs, or one leg or possibly none if he is a paraplegic in a wheelchair… or potentially 10 if he has a spider on his shoulder, or who knows how many if he has lice.

    ..unless it is Maahes who is travelling to St Ives, which would mean 2 legs in his human form, 4 legs in his leonine form, and another 2 legs for the captive he is eating..so potentially anywhere between 2 and infinity (if there are a lot of fleas or lice)

  6. No, s’no good, can’t find anyone else going to St Ives – unless you are re-interpreting the old riddle and everyone is walking the same way in which case I will have a stab at 6878

  7. somehow, I get the feeling that for us that are contributing to the house party at Tara, these legs can go to St Ives on their own.

    We, my dear, don’t give a damn…

  8. I’m beginning to feel like I have stayed too long at this party and the hosts have gone to bed!

  9. So – you don’t like my legs 😦

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