The Nursery Rhyme Blues

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about

Most Nursery Rhymes involve tragedy.
I figured that all the characters must have the blues.

lyrics

Hey diddle diddle, the cat and his fiddle on a lazy afternoon
were looking at the dish whose only wish was to jump right over the moon.
While crazy Jack Horner sat in his corner, as usual minding his own.
When old Mother Hubbard jumped out of the cupboard and hit Jack on the head with a bone.

Meanwhile Jack and Jill went up the hill to escape their parents' prying eyes.
Saw an old lady there who was in despair - looked like she'd swallowed a fly.
They gave her a spider, said "Get that inside ya." She swallowed it all in one go.
She gagged and spat and coughed up a cat and then started to froth at the nose.

Ring-a ring-a rosie, a pocketful of posies.
Not all of this is true,
but all of these names are somewhat the same -
they've all got the Nursery Rhyme Blues.
They've all got the Nursery Rhyme Blues.

Hickory Dickory, it's not trickery, the mouse fell right off his clock.
While Mary, Mary, so contrary in her garden was hit by a rock
thrown by Old King Cole, that merry old soul, who then laughed himself to death.
And little Miss Muffet sittin' right on her tuffet, slipped off it and onto her head.

Ring-a ring-a rosie, a pocketful of posies.
Not all of this is true,
but all of these names are somewhat the same -
they've all got the Nursery Rhyme Blues.
They've all got the Nursery Rhyme Blues.

Oh yeah... [solo]

While Mary was out just a-walkin' about with her lamb that followed her all day
she saw three blind mice in a field of rice get their tails cut off by a blade.
Nimble Jack and his candle stack were jumping all over the place.
Jack bumped into Humpty, yeah good old Dumpty, and got egg all over his face!

Ring-a ring-a rosie, a pocketful of posies.
Not all of this is true,
but all of these names are somewhat the same -
they've all got the Nursery Rhyme Blues.
I said
ring-a ring-a rosie, a pocketful of posies.
Not all of this is true,
but all of these names are somewhat the same -
they've all got the Nursery Rhyme Blues.
They've all got the Nursery Rhyme Blues.
They've all got the Nursery Rhyme Blues.
They've all got the Nursery Rhyme,
got the Nursery Rhyme,
got the Nursery Rhyme Blues.

credits

from Twelve, released June 10, 2012
Written and composed by Neil P. Oxtoby.

Neil Oxtoby: vocals, guitars, bass guitar.
Elias Kacomanolis: drums.
Tony Wish: guitar solo.

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