Saturday, December 19, 2009

Children Songs...sadistic...

Rock-A-Bye Baby: Really? Come on people the baby dies in the end sad sad song.

Rock-a-bye 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.

London Bridges Falling Down: Numerous stories behind this one...none end good. You pick the Viking theory where they destroy the bridge or the child sacrifice theory used as the foundation for the bridge...yup, its what the belief is behind the rhyme.

London Bridge is falling down,
Falling down, falling down.
London Bridge is falling down,
My fair lady.

Ring Around The Roses: Many have associated the poem with the Great Plague of London in 1665, or with earlier outbreaks of bubonic plague in England. A rosy rash, they allege, was a symptom of the plague, posies of herbs were carried as protection, sneezing was a final fatal symptom , and 'all fall down' was exactly what happened. The line Ashes, Ashes in alternative versions of the rhyme is claimed to refer variously to cremation of the bodies, the burning of victims' houses, or blackening of their skin, and the theory has been adapted to be applied to other versions of the rhyme, or other plagues.

Ring around the rosey,
A pocketful of posies.
ashes, ashes.
We all fall down.

Humpty Dumpty: "Humpty dumpty" was also the eighteenth-century slang for a short and clumsy person. The riddle may depend on the assumption that, whereas a clumsy person falling off a wall might not be irreparably damaged, as an egg would be.

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.
Yeah I think I will try and stay away from these nursery rhymes...crazy.

The girls making noise...rolling around...kneeling...crawling...all in one short video...
Until Next Time...BYE

1 comment:

joe said...

I was just thinking of Rock a Bye Baby the other day! I was singing to my GG twins and realized what a crazy song it is! I love the explanations to all the rhymes.