Tuesday, June 15, 2010

songs for...kids?

Just now I was playing with Daniel and it started pouring outside all of a sudden, and without thinking about it I started singing to him:

"It's raining, it's pouring, the old man is snoring--"

I stopped abruptly because I realized (and then relayed to Daniel) that I'm not going to finish because the old man dies and the end (or is at least comatose) and I don't really like that song anyway. It got me thinking: what's with all the childrens' songs about death/scary things/heavy topics?

In "Rock-a-Bye Baby," some neglectful parent has put their child's bedding in a tree of all places, and in the end, everything comes crashing to the ground. And we sing this to help a child fall asleep? Uh...what?! "Ring Around the Rosey" is about people dying of the plague, "Jimmy Cracked Corn" (one we sing around here a lot) is about a slave master dying....

Why do you think this is? What other depressing or scary kids' songs can you think of? (Or is this topic far too ridiculous and inconsequential to even discuss?)

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