Children’s song, U.K.
“Three Blind Mice” is a nursery rhyme which can be sung as a round. (see also “Banuwa”, “Frère Jacques”, “Kookabura”, “Row, row, row your boat” and “Jack and Jill”).
A version of this rhyme was published in 1609 by Thomas Ravenscroft, an English musician, theorist and editor, notable as a composer of rounds. It seems that the text was a reference to the execution of three Protestant bishops by order of the Queen Mary I of England, although their “blindness”, seen by Catholics, could be the Protestantism.
Karaoke Video with Lyrics
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 tails with a carving knife
Did you ever see such a sight in your life
As three blind mice
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Teaching idea & activities
Along with the children, listen to different kinds of music which are variations of the tune “Three Blind Mice”:
1. The jazz-style introduction of The Three Stooges, produced by Columbia Pictures.
2. “Kingston Calypso” by Byron Lee and the Dragonaires, the soundtrack of James Bond film “Dr. No”. This one is a calypso version of the “Three Blind Mice”, where the text refers to three characters of the film.
3. Leroy Anderson’s orchestral composition “Fiddle Faddle” is based on the theme of this rhyme, too.
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