Nursery rhymes

Today’s Pearls Before Swine, in which Rat updates a nursery rhyme:

A number of people have labored to modernize traditional nursery rhymes or to create new rhymes in the style of the traditional ones. Most of these are sweet or humorous, but some are serious. Consider, for instance, Modern Mother Goose – On The Loose: The Oil Spill by Mary Elizabeth Rumsey (2010), a rhyme on the Gulf Coast oil spill as seen through the eyes of a goose.

 

2 Responses to “Nursery rhymes”

  1. Bob Richmond Says:

    One of the most often parodied of nursery rimes. I heard this one at least fifty years ago:

    Jack and Jill went up the hill
    and each had a dollar and a quarter.
    Jill came back with two and a half,
    You think they went up for water?

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