Nursery Rhymes are quite dark

Part of having children is teaching them nursery rhymes so they can sing along and learn the actions, this is getting them to interact with others and teaches them basic skills such as copying and encouraging talking.

It was only the other day when I put on some nursery rhymes and soon realised that quite a few of them don’t end in very good ways and are quite dark yet we sing them anyway.

Nursery Rhymes have been around for a long time and have been passed down through generations. our grand parents sang them to our parents, they sang them to us and we sing the to our children.

Just to prove it here are a few rhymes that ended badly..

Three Blind Mice
Three Blind Mice

Three Blind Mice

Three blind mice.

Three blind mice.

See how they run.

See how they run.

They all ran after the farmer’s wife, Who cut off their tails with a carving knife, Did you ever see such a sight in your life, As three blind mice.

Now I have a few questions, how unfortunate were these mice that they were all blind and happened to wander into a kitchen where the farmer’s wife not only leaves them blind but now tail less.

How did they chase her? There blind!

Humpty Dumpty
Humpty Dumpty

Humpty Dumpty

Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall.

Humpty Dumpty had a great fall.

All the king’s horses and all the king’s men.

Couldn’t put Humpty together again!

If you were a giant egg wouldn’t on top of a wall be the last place you would sit.

I get all of the kings men trying their hardest to help out poor Humpty and fair play to them but I wasn’t aware horses were big jigsaw  fans and thought “hey while were here we might as well give it a go”

Poor Humpty is now cracked on the floor I just hope they found some bacon and didn’t let him go to waste.

Rock a Bye Baby
Rock a Bye Baby

Rock a Bye Baby

Rock a Bye Baby

Hush a by baby on the tree top.

When the wind blows the cradle will rock.

When the bough breaks the cradle will fall.

Down tumbles baby cradle and all.

I think I may have to call child line on this one, I mean who puts a baby on top of a tree to go to sleep??!

On a windy night to make matters worse no wonder the cradle fell!

Also that’s it that is the end of the nursery rhyme, the baby fell out of the tree and nobody knows what happened anyway sweet dreams.

There are loads of examples if you look hard enough into it, think I will stick to the good old wheels on the bus

Daddy Giraffe x

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jack and Jill

Rock a bye baby

3 little monkeys

 

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