Sinister nursey rhymes!

Some of you may be aware that many nursery rhymes and fables came to life in response to a creepy, deadly, or otherwise terrible thing or act. Sometimes they were written by bards in the middle ages after missing a train or a witch-burning.
For example, did you know that the kiddie song ‘Five Little Ducks’ was written after the mass duck suicide of 1612?
The original final verse went…

Old mother duck went to the gap,
Stepped to the edge and flap, flap, flap,
Fell down to the rocks with a splat,
‘And that,’ said the coroner, ‘that is that.’

So be careful when you sing about things and stuff to children and stuff! You may be wrecking their minds. FOR GOOD!

deadrubberduck1

Amen.

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11 thoughts on “Sinister nursey rhymes!

  1. You Know so much Your blog should be Monk Monkey Wisdom and the duck original poem you wrote here always fills me with happiness, I don’t know why
    I love the Lamb poem too
    Mary had a little lamb
    and it followed her to school
    and next day the lamb was missing
    cos Mary’s mom wanted a lamb stew

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