TINKER TAILOR SOLDIER SAILOR RICH MAN POOR MAN BEGGAR MAN THIEF

Track title is the name of a popular English children’s counting rhyme. It is often used in children’s games to decide who is 'it' and is referenced many times in popular culture and literature. It is also the title of the 1974 spy novel by John Le Carre (and also its 2011 Oscar-nominated film adaptation). In this story, the rhyme is used to identify a mole in England’s MI6. These themes of suspicion, paranoia and duplicity run throughout A Moon Shaped Pool.