Creepy childhood songs

Ok, is it just me or are alot of the songs we sang as children kind of screwed up.


1) It’s raining; it’s pouring; the old man is snoring; he went to bed, bumped his head and didn’t get up in the morning; it’s raining.–Did the guy get a concussion and die! Why are we singing about a poor guy who hit his head and didn’t wake up?

2) Rock a bye baby in the tree top. When the wind blows the cradle will rock. When the bough breaks the cradle will fall and down will come baby cradle and all.–What the hell is a baby doing up in a tree in the first place?! Won’t he get hurt when he falls out of the tree? That’s child abuse; that’s criminal; that’s a Children and Youth referral!

3) Einny Meany Minny Moe catch a tiger by the toe, if it howlers let him go. Einny Meany Minny moe.–Where did you find a tiger and what kind of animal abusing idiot do you have to be to grab it’s toe? What the heck is “Einny Meany Minny Moe”? Are those the names of the kids that are abusing the tiger?

We sang them without really thinking about the words that were coming out of our mouths. Are there any others you could add to this crazy list?

})i({ Thomasa


2 Responses to Creepy childhood songs

  1. Nicole says:

    You should file a complaint with mother goose…or whoever wrote those. Old wives?

    • TheeWriter says:

      I know there is probably some story behind each of these but just looking at the lyrics themselves they are pretty messed up. Why do we sing these song to our kids?

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