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Thread #101803   Message #2056632
Posted By: Joe Offer
19-May-07 - 05:00 PM
Thread Name: Nursery Rhyme - The Dish Ran Away With the Spoon..
Subject: RE: Nursery Rhyme - The Dish Ran Away With the Spo
My experience wasAnd I learned this in 1950's Detroit, so it must be correct. If you ask Blessings Barbara and Harpgirl, I'm sure they'll agree with me.

I don't know that I believe most of the political-allegory theories about the origins of so many nursery rhymes. I think there's a good chance that in cases like this one, the allegory was applied to an existing rhyme.
But that's just my guess, and what do I know?
-Joe-