Mudcat Café message #1177589 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #69437   Message #1177589
Posted By: Q (Frank Staplin)
04-May-04 - 02:22 PM
Thread Name: Origins: this little piggy - history
Subject: RE: Origins: this little piggy - history
Wee wee-
The little pig obviously had bladder problems and probably bed-wetting syndrome as well- ran all the way home to keep from soiling his pants. After all, the rhyme first appeared in The Nurse's Song.

Baa, Baa, Black Sheep is another rhyme with medical connotations, about a sheep with a skin condition that prevented wool growth.

Jack and Jill espouses bed rest and the antiseptic and medical uses of vinegar- after he broke his crown-

Then up Jack got and home did trot
As fast as he could caper;
And went to bed to mend his head
With vinegar and brown paper.

Mother Goose has more to do with medicine and home remedies than wars and politics. You only have to look......