Three Blind Mice

by Queen of Corkbots

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TOTM (Track of the Month) for October from Queen of Corkbots has some eerie undertones despite being a well-known nursery rhyme. We've all sung Three Blind Mice at some point in our lives, but had you ever linked this innocuous tale to a sinister historical event? 

Allegedly the rhyme is an allegory for the execution of three Protestant bishops – Ridley, Latimer and Cranmer – by so-called 'Bloody Mary' who ruled as queen of England and Ireland from 1553-1558. She had the three burned at the stake. 

A suitable ditty for hallowe'en and the second in Queen of Corkbots 'Soothing sounds for babies' series.

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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 tales with a carving knife
Did you ever see such a thing in your life
As three blind mice

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released October 31, 2016
Created and produced by Queen of Corkbots

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Folk chanteuse Brona McVittie is lead singer and harpist for the London Lasses and a member of neo-impressionist outfit littlebow. She is currently producing her debut solo LP We Are the Wildlife – a collection of fable pop and traditional balladry steeped in the majesty of her native County Down. ... more

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