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Well generally speaking, some of the nursery rhymes were made to make a little "fun" of negative situations. I know that sounds terrible but lets look at ring around the rosie:Ring around the rosie was a song that as legend would have it was talking about the great plague. The pocket full of posie was a flower and the idea was it was supposed to ward off the smell of the sick and dying. The original was "a-tishoo, ah tishoo" in place of "ashes ashes - when bodies were burned to prevent the spread"(meaning a sneeze, how the plague was often spread or an indication of general sickness) and then "we all fall down" was obviously the part of people passing.With rockabye baby the idea behind this is simply the most basic of ways of a crib or bassonett. Obviously in native time, there weren't companies that made these so basically its just a way to explain how the natives used hammock type apparatus' so the baby could be rocked to sleep by the wind, if the mother for example was doing other duties.Basically it became a way to share a story or an experience that little kids could start to understand.Obviously it would have been a way to consume time and allow the children to sing and play but the idea behind some nursery rhymes is to simply start the telling of a story, a tale, or an experience. I don't think the intention of the song was to actually be negative, but to make "lighter" of a negative or potentially negative situation.
Mike I would like to know wha the ace,king,queen jack in the deck of cards mean