ring around the rosie- about the black plague
itsy bitsy spider- the song most know is actually the first verse, there are more that got left out the real song goes:
the itsy bitsy spider went up the water spout
out came the rain and washed the spider out
out came the sun and dried up all the rain
and the itsy bitsy spider climbed up the spout again
the itsy bitsy spider crawled into mommas bed
crawled up to the baby and bit him on the head
momma lay there sleeping while baby lay there dead
and the itsy bitsy spider crawled out of mommas bed
it goes on to the spider killing the dog, then the mom, then the dad
one we used to say while skipping rope when i was little-
lizzie boden had an ax
gave her mother 40 whacks
when shed seen what shed done
she gave her father 41
i used to have a scary nursery rhyme book when i was little, the book wasnt that old because im only 17 so i bet you could find it. one poem that i always remember is this one:
a man of words and not of deeds is like a garden full of weeds
and as the weeds begin to grow its like a garden full of snow
and as the snow begins to fall its like a bird upon the wall
and as the bird away does fly its like an eagle in the sky
and as the eagle begins to soar its like a lion at your door
and as your door begins to crack its like a stick across your back
and as your back begins to smart its like a pen knife through the heart
and as your heart begins to bleed your dead your dead your dead indeed
unfortunately my friend told me they used it in a One Tree Hill episode, so now my childhood poem has become the one tree hill poem.
another one from the book is this one:
There was a little girl, who had a little curl
Right in the middle of her forehead,
And when she was good, she was very, very good,
But when she was bad she was horrid.
She stood on her head, on her little trundle bed,
With nobody by for to hinder;
She screamed and she squalled, she yelled and she bawled,
And drummed her little heels against the winder.
Her mother heard the noise, and thought it was the boys
Playing in the empty attic,
She rushed upstairs, and caught her unawares,
And spanked her, most emphatic.
this is actually written by Henry Longfellow, who im related to
two more i remember, both of which also got stolen by a movie, are the contradiction poem and the invisible man poem.
Ladies and jelly spoons, hobos and tramps,
Cross-eyed mosquitoes and bow-legged ants,
I stand before you to sit behind you
To tell you something I know nothing about.
Next Thursday, which is Good Friday,
There’s a Mother’s Day meeting for fathers only.
Wear your best clothes if you haven’t any.
Please come if you can’t; if you can, stay at home.
Admission is free; pay at the door.
Pull up a chair and sit on the floor.
It makes no difference where you sit;
The man in the gallery’s sure to spit.
The show is over, but before you go,
Let me tell you a story I don’t really know.
One fine day in the middle of the night,
Two dead boys got up to fight,
Back to back they faced each other,
Drew their swords and shot each other,
One was blind and the other couldn't, see
So they chose a dummy for a referee.
A blind man went to see fair play,
A dumb man went to shout "hooray!"
A paralysed donkey passing by,
Kicked the blind man in the eye,
Knocked him through a nine inch wall,
Into a dry ditch and drowned them all,
A deaf policeman heard the noise,
And came to arrest the two dead boys,
If you don't believe this story’s true,
Ask the blind man he saw it too.
the invisible man-
Yesterday, upon the stair,
I met a man who wasn’t there
He wasn’t there again today
I wish, I wish he’d go away...
When I came home last night at three
The man was waiting there for me
But when I looked around the hall
I couldn’t see him there at all!
Go away, go away, don’t you come back any more!
Go away, go away, and please don’t slam the door
Last night I saw upon the stair
A little man who wasn’t there
He wasn’t there again today
Oh, how I wish he’d go away
all of these always gave me the creeps
· 10 years ago