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Old Rhymes

Let’s talk about some of the terrible nursery rhymes most of us learned as children that nobody would teach children today. By the way, I use the term, “children” as “Kids” are baby goats and they don’t care.

Jack and Jill went up the hill to fetch a pail of water.
Jack fell down and broke his crown and Jill came tumbling after.

When Jack fell, Jill should have walked or called for help.  Who found them, and did Jack wind up with brain damage?

Peter Peter Pumpkin Eater had a wife and couldn’t keep her.
He put her in a pumpkin shell and there he kept her very well

So many questions?  Why couldn’t he keep her?  Why not get a Divorce?  Keeping her in a pumpkin shell is keeping her hostage.  I don’t care if she was kept well


Rock a by baby on the treetop
When the wind blows the cradle will drop.
When the bough breaks the cradle will fall and down will come baby cradle and all.

Well, isn’t this a soothing little ditty to sing your child to sleep.  A cradle is up in a tree.  Don’t ask why.  A wind blows and makes the cradle drop then the bough breaks and the cradle and the baby falls down. 

The baby might break it’s crown but nobody will come tumbling after, and hopefully the baby’s mother doesn’t get held hostage in a pumpkin shell for putting the baby in the tree, in the first place.