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GUEST,Patricia WHY 4 & 20 Blackbirds baked in a pie? (81* d) RE: WHY 4 & 20 Blackbirds baked in a pie? 30 Nov 16

Has anyone considered the thought that ravens (black birds) were the carry pigeons of early time. Could they have carried urgent messages to a castle that maybe the attacking forces shot down with arrows to stop news getting through and they maybe cooked them in a pie?

I do believe that all nursery rhymes did have a local topical meaning or underground message when they were first created. A sort of 'free press'.

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