Tuesday, 29 May 2007

Jack fell down and broke his crown...

I feel terrible for the times I have rhymed ‘Jack and Gill”. learning the history behind it, I am shocked.

read it http://www.rhymes.org.uk/jack_and_jill.htm

I am particularly disturbed by the detail it gives:

On the gruesome subject of beheading it was the custom that following execution the severed head was held up by the hair by the executioner. This was not, as many people think, to show the crowd the head but in fact to show the head the crowd and it's own body! Consciousness remains for at least eight seconds after beheading until lack of oxygen causes unconsciousness and eventually death.

it disturbs… should our kids sing this song with a really black history of human violence…

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