Don’t you just love nursery rhymes

Yesterday was a strange day for me, whilst driving LPV around I…ahem…we listened to nursery rhymes. It actually dawned on me whilst listening to words they are the most violent  & terrifying things ever…. few examples for you……………..

Goosey Goosey Gander where shall I wander,

Upstairs, downstairs and in my lady’s chamber

There I met an old man who wouldn’t say his prayers,

I took him by the left leg and threw him down the stairs

Now I don’t know about you but I feel it’s a weeshy bit violent towards the elderly gentleman, religion is a personal choice!!!

There was an old lady who swallowed a fly, perhaps she’ll die!!!

Flippin eck this terrified me at infants school, no wonder I have a phobia of creepy crawly things

Sing a song of six pence

The poor maid she’s minding her own business hanging out the washing and along comes a black bird and pecks her nose off, I would demand a raise!!

It’s not just the rhymes thou fairy tales were quite scary and really not child approprite too, poor Red Ridding hood had her granny eaten by the wolf, then she had to stand by while the woodsman chopped him open with an axe!! Hello therapist!!!!!


He's behind you!!!!




4 thoughts on “Don’t you just love nursery rhymes

  1. This Mom's Heart says:

    I love this! I have often thought about how violent and downright scary nursery rhymes and fairy tales are. Ring around the rosy (death by plague!). Hansel and Gretel (just plain creepy). Then you get into the Disney movies, especially the older ones, with the downright frightening villains (like the witch stepmother on Snow White)- can’t believe it is marketed to children! 🙂 Thanks for the visit to my blog (and the comment!).

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