Cursory Rhymes

In the YMCA Shop where I volunteer, I opened a box containing kids' books. One of them read "The Big Bumper Book Of Cursory Rhymes."

Inside were such gems as

"Jack and Jill - Jack and Jill did stuff, okay?"

"Pop Goes The Weasel - There is faffing about, and then the weasel explodes."

"Sing A Song Of Sixpence - Hitchcock's The Birds invade the Kingdom."

"Ring A Ring A Roses - Everybody dies of the plague."

"Wee Willie Winkie - Demented little guy menaces the streets at night in his underwear."

"Jack Horner - A boy contaminates good food with his grubby thumb."

"It's Raining, It's Pouring - Old man dies of expanding subdural haematoma caused by head injury during a rain storm."

"Row, Row, Row Your Boat - Don't go out onto the water, stoned."

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