Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Rhymes are (almost) always about falling

Considering the behaviour of children, it's no wonder that all their rhymes are about "bringing down" "falling" "washed out" and such.

Take the Humpty Dumpty. Take the London Bridge. Even in Ding Dong Bell, someone put the cat deep down a well.

Take Jack N Jill as another eample - they tumbled and fell all over, didn't they?

And now if you thought that Baba black sheep has nothing to do with another 'down', try singing it again. Where does the little boy live again?

It's such lovely destruction that keeps the kids excited!


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