Creepy Nursery Rhymes

Nursery rhymes

There are some nursery rhymes
that move nicely,
but have some creepy lyrics.

There's Peter Peter Pumpkin Eater,
Billy Boy,
Three Blind Mice,
Georgie Porgie,

Peter Peter Pumpkin Eater:
Peter Peter pumpkin eater
Had a wife and couldn't keep her
He put her in a pumpkin shell
And there he kept her very well!


A nursery rhyme about a man
who cannot keep his wife,
so he stuck her into a pumpkin shell?


Oh me,
Oh my,
Oh goodness why?


Not exactly
what I'd want
for my children to hear!

Billy Boy:
Oh, where have you been, Billy Boy, Billy Boy?
Oh, where have you been, Charming Billy?
I have been to seek a wife, she's the joy of my whole life
But she's a young thing and cannot leave her mother


At first, it may seem cute,
but then you should
stop and think.


This "Billy Boy" wants a wife,
so he chooses a girl
who is very young,
and is still in the care
of her mother?


I believe that this is strange,
and it sort of screams,
at least to me,


Three Blind Mice
Three blind mice, three blind mice,
See how they run, see how they run,
They all ran after the farmer's wife,
Who cut off their tails with a carving knife,
Did you ever see such a thing in your life,
As three blind mice?


A song that starts out fine,

but then goes to talk about

cutting off the tails of

three little mice!


Who would cut the tails

off of mice,

and have a rhyme about it?


That to me,

is a little strange!



Georgie Porgie
Georgie Porgie pudding and pie,
Kissed the girls and made them cry
When the boys came out to play,
Georgie Porgie ran away.


This rhyme right here,

is an interesting one.


Why oh why

does Georgie Porgie

insist on making little girls cry?!


Sing a Song of Sixpence
Sing a song of sixpence a

pocket full of rye,


Four and twenty blackbirds

baked in a pie.


When the pie was opened the

birds began to sing,


Oh wasn't that a dainty dish

to set before the king?


The king was in his counting

house counting out his money,


The queen was in the parlour

eating bread and honey.


The maid was in the garden

hanging out the clothes,


When down came a blackbird

and pecked off her nose!



Oh my!


That is quite a

creepy tune.


Who would bake

live birds

into a pie?


Not exactly a poem I'd like to read

to my children, no way,

no way!

Author's Notes/Comments: 

A poem about some nursery rhymes that I feel like shouldn't be there for children to hear.

Please let me know what you think!! Comments and criticisms are greatly welcomed!

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