Strange Childhood Rhymes

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Twitch, Oct 14, 2009.

  1. Twitch

    Twitch Registered Member

    Are there any type of rhymes, nursery or other, that sound weird when you think about them now?

    Like when I was younger, I used to say this prayer before bed;

    "As I lay me down to sleep,
    I pray the lord my soul to keep.
    If I pass before I wake,
    I pray the lord my soul to take."

    This didn't sound unusual at all when I was younger, but now it sounds sort of strange..

  2. Iris

    Iris rainbow 11!

    I think Ring Around The Rosies? is weird. considering it is about the bubonic plague.
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  3. SuiGeneris

    SuiGeneris blue 3

    "Step on a crack and break your mother's back..."

    I think almost all those little childhood rhymes are kind've weird.
  4. BigBob

    BigBob Registered Member

    Step on a crack and break your mothers back, haha. I remember when I was little, all of us when I was in 2nd and 3rd grade refused to step on the cracks.
  5. Boredie

    Boredie In need of Entertainment

    All the old nursery rhymes have meaning behind them. Like Iris said about "ring a ring 'o rosies".
    I find this one strange:
    Hey diddle diddle
    The cat and the fiddle
    The cow jumped over the moon
    The little dog laughed to see such fun
    And the dish ran away with the spoon.

    This is a very interesting read: Secret History of the Nursery Rhyme

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