Ticked off at a nursery rhyme

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by RockyToggRanch, Jun 20, 2009.

  1. RockyToggRanch

    RockyToggRanch Songster

    May 22, 2008
    Upstate NY
    I was just looking out the window at the wet outdoors and singing "It's raining, it's pouring, the old man is snoring." When I suddenly realized that the nursery rhyme is all wrong!

    He most likely bumped his head BEFORE he went to bed and then wouldn't get up in the morning.

    Someone obviously got their facts messed up.

    Always knew you shouldn't let someone with a concussion fall asleep. Or did that assumption come from mother goose????

  2. saddina

    saddina Internally Deranged

    May 2, 2009
    Desert, CA
    I get annoyed that miss muppet is such a sissy when it comes to a single bug, and the sterotyping that goes with it. I dunno here the girls play with bugs too.
  3. Ugly Cowboy

    Ugly Cowboy Songster

    Apr 25, 2008
    Corn, OK
    ... Aint never thought about that LOL! The one that gets me is the one with the baby in the tree:
    1) Why was the baby in the tree top in the first place?
    2) Why did they make the bow break and the baby fall?
    3) Why on earth would you make somethin like that up to sing to your own baby who you supposedly love? Gee thanks, mom. [​IMG]
  4. saddina

    saddina Internally Deranged

    May 2, 2009
    Desert, CA
    You guys ever hear the English one Oranges & Lemons?

    "here comes a candle to light you to bed, here comes a chopper to chop off your head, chip chop, chip chop last man's dead" [​IMG]

    I looked it up thinking I'd remembered it wrong.... close enough.

    Oranges and lemons
    Say the bells of St. Clements
    I owe you five farthings
    Say the bells of St. Martins
    When will you pay me?
    Say the bells at Old Bailey
    When I grow rich
    Say the bells at Shoreditch
    When will that be?
    Say the bells of Stepney
    I'm sure I don't know
    Says the great bell of Bow

    Here comes a candle to light you to bed
    Here comes a chopper to chop off your head

    Chip chop chip chop the last man's HEAD!
    Last edited: Jun 20, 2009
  5. beefy

    beefy Flamingo Daddy-o

    Apr 21, 2007
    South Georgia
    imagine how i felt when i found out the first star i saw at night was just a planet. that was way back in the day when there were 9 planets.
  6. beakkeeper

    beakkeeper Songster

    Jul 20, 2008
  7. B. Saffles Farms

    B. Saffles Farms Mr. Yappy Chickenizer

    Nov 23, 2008
    Madisonville, TN
    LOL you all have way to much time on your hands........... [​IMG]
  8. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

    Nov 9, 2007
    SW Arkansas
    What about the horribly twisted version of bedtime prayers that says in part...'if I should die before I wake'

    That's a great concept to put in a child's head before they go to sleep at night.

    Yes, yes I know the other, less morbid version. [​IMG]
  9. RockyToggRanch

    RockyToggRanch Songster

    May 22, 2008
    Upstate NY
    Is it any wonder my generation is so screwed up? LOL

    I'm pulling out the nursery rhyme books on the kids shelf and looking at them closer....[​IMG]
  10. CityGirlintheCountry

    CityGirlintheCountry Green Eggs and Hamlet

    Jul 7, 2007
    Middle TN
    Our child drama class researches all those nursery rhymes to find the story behind them. The most well known, of course, is "Ring around the Rosie" which dealt with the plague. "Jack Sprat" is a political commentary about some old English Kind and Queen and their spending habits. I can only imagine what brought about the baby in the tree and the bough breaking. [​IMG]

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