I downloaded a book of nursery rhymes for my kids....some of them are a little weird...others are downright disturbing.
Multiplication is a vexation, Division is as bad; The Rule of Three doth puzzle me, and Practice drives me mad! ******* Tell tale, tit! Your tongue shall be split, And all the dogs in town Shall have a little bit. ******* There was an old woman, Her name it was Peg; Her head was of wood and She wore a cork leg. The neighbours all pitch’d Her into the water, Her leg was drowned first, And her head followed after. ******* Cross patch, Draw the latch, Sit by the fire and spin; Take a cup, And drink it up, Then call your neighbors in. ******* Old father Long-Legs Can’t say his prayers: Take him by the left leg, And throw him down the stairs. And when he’s at the bottom, Before he long has lain, Take him by the right leg, And throw him up again. ******* Here comes a candle to light you to bed, Here comes a chopper to chop off your head. ******* Die, pussy, die, Shut your little eye: When you wake, Find a cake, Die, pussy, die. •(Actually less threatening than it sounds, this is a rhyme to be recited while stopping a swing.) ****** Little General Monk Sat upon a trunk Eating a crust of bread; There fell a hot coal And burnt into his clothes a hole, Now little General Monk is dead. Keep always from the fire, If it catch your attire You too, like General Monk, will be dead.
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Yeah, old school nursery rhymes, children's stories, and fairy tales are usually disturbing. I am like obsessed with Grimm's Fairy Tales.
2 years ago·Reply
@alywoah Oh, same here. I was just a little surprised, in this age where everything's Disneyfied.
2 years ago·Reply
That picture of mother goose looks familiar. I may own a printed copy.
2 years ago·Reply
Grimm's Fairy Tales are badass. Really great story telling!
2 years ago·Reply
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