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Nursery Rhymes that should not be told to kids

Old 11-24-04, 01:28 PM
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from what I understand the english translation of the French "Frere-Jacque" (have no idea how to spell it) is rather dark and morbid and just simplpy wrapped up in a cute littel happy jingle that was thought sounded pleasant to sing to children.
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Old 11-24-04, 03:44 PM
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Are you sleeping?
Are you sleeping?
Brother John?
Brother John?
Morning bells are ringing.
Morning bells are ringing.
Ding dang dong.
Ding dang dong.

Not too morbid.
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Old 01-17-08, 06:00 AM
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Old 01-17-08, 09:02 AM
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The Brothers Grimm were no problem, but Hans Christian Anderson creeped me out. Especially "The Girl Who Trod on a Loaf".

Not that that was a bad thing.
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Old 01-17-08, 09:08 AM
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ring around the rosy is about the black plague
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Old 01-17-08, 09:17 AM
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Mary had a little lamb
You've heard this one before
But did you know she passed her plate
And had a little more?

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Old 01-17-08, 09:21 AM
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I was read Struwwelpeter when I was 4. If you suck your thumb, a tailor will cut it off.



Or, if you were racist, Santa(!) would dip you in black ink:

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Old 01-17-08, 10:48 AM
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Originally Posted by Nick Danger
Are you sleeping?
Are you sleeping?
Brother John?
Brother John?
Morning bells are ringing.
Morning bells are ringing.
Ding dang dong.
Ding dang dong.

Not too morbid.
Brother John was dead!
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Old 01-17-08, 10:50 AM
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The Princess and the Pea - actually was Princess and the pee; story about bedwetting.

OR

The Princess and the Prince Who Peed in Her Butt.
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Old 01-17-08, 11:43 AM
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In a college lit class I read "The Ash Maiden" (Aschenputtel), or Cinderella. Oddly enough there were no helpful talking mice or songs like "Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Boo" but rather step-sisters cutting off their toe or heel to fit into Cinderella's shoe with the prince noticing blood in the shoe as well as vindictive pigeons plucking out an eye each of the step-sisters "for their wickedness and falsehood."
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Old 01-17-08, 05:07 PM
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Any nursery rhyme involving people from Nantucket should probably be saved until they are older.
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Old 01-17-08, 08:08 PM
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As I read nursery rhymes to my 2-year old, I too am realizing that Mother Goose stories are just crazy and demented when you realize what they are saying...and there are tons of ol' English words that I don't even know what they mean and how to change/update them:

pudding string, slitherum, slatherum, cockhorse, cockleshells, farthing, sago...
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Old 01-17-08, 10:16 PM
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Originally Posted by Matt Millheiser
If you were familiar with any of the Grimm fairy tales in their original form (before they were sanitized and made safe for general audiences), you wouldn't let a child anywhere near them.
but that's the beauty of the originals, they were dark and nasty. Even Cinderella's original ending had the sister's actually slicing off the ends of their heels, once the Prince noticed the blood in the glass slipper did he realize they weren't the true owner of the slipper. Even Sondheim's 'Into The Woods' in the second act takes a real dark turn.

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Old 01-18-08, 11:12 PM
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I agree that not all nursary rhymes are appropriate for children. Case in point:

Jack and Jill went up the hill
so Jack could feel Jills fanny,
all Jack got was a handful of knob,
cos Jill was a fucking tranny.

Little Miss Muffet, sat on a tuffet, eating her curds and whey
Along came a spider, who sat down beside her, and said
What's in the bowl, bitch?

Old mother Hubbard
Went to the Cupboard
To get her poor dog a bone.
When she leaned over
Rover took over
And gave her a bone of his own.

Hickory Dickory Dock
Some chick was sucking my cock
The clock struck two
I dropped my goo
I dumped the bitch on the next block.

Jack and Jill went up the hill
Both with a buck and a quarter
Jill came down with two-fifty
That fuckin' whore.

Mary, Mary, quite contrary,
Trim that pussy it's too damn hairy.
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