Three Blind Mice – Track for October

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.