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The Truth Behind the Nursery Rhymes

The Truth Behind the Nursery Rhymes

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Charlie Koffman By Charlieisntthere Updated Sep 20, 2016

Mary, Mary, quite contrary, how does your garden grow? With silver bells and cockleshells and pretty maids all in a row. These nursery rhymes seem kinda childish, right? Think again. There are actually ugly truths behind these 'nice and friendly' songs and poems, and I'll be telling you all about it!

(Warning: Will probably ruin your childhood. Read at your own risk!)

I thought it was...
                              
                              How does your garden grow was a metaphorical question about her children as she couldn't conceive and constantly had miscarriages. I forgot the other bit but I thin the pretty maids in a row was about her husband cheating on her because she couldn't conceive.
Minerva__23 Minerva__23 Mar 20
Sorry but, this ain't true. It's from a book called the secret garden, written in 1980s about a young girl whose parents passed and was made fun of.
tasneemxox tasneemxox Jan 15
I never knew this poem and now I do soooo
                              My childhood isn't ruined yet!!!
                              Yeah
usernamelikenoother usernamelikenoother Jul 07, 2016
The last bit with pretty maids refers to how she had many miscarriages that were girls
EmoPukachi EmoPukachi Jun 11, 2016
M-Mary. Uhhhhhh... I not a maid..... Please don't kill me with your silver bells OR cockleshells.
captain_mae captain_mae Jun 26, 2016
BRUH GLAD I DONT KNOW THIS RHYME. IM SKIPPING ALL THE GOOD ONES I KNOW