• I know what it was. I don't recall the song. They did away with those in the UK a while ago, either before I was born or when I was very young. I think the USA had something similar that was taken out of circulation more than 100 years ago.
  • Christmas is a-coming and the geese are getting fat, Please to put a penny in an old man's hat. If you haven't got a penny, a ha'penny will do, If you haven't got a ha'penny, then God bless you!
  • A ha'penny was a coin with the value of half a penny when there were 12 pennies to a shilling & 20 shillings to the pound. There were half pennies after decimalisation in 1971 (100 new pence to the pound), they were withdrawn in the 1980s.
  • There's something ha'penny here / But what it is ain't exactly clear / There's a can full of gum over there / One for me, I need two, it ain't fair ... er... is that the one?

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