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Three Blind Mice


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 thing in your life
As three blind mice ?



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History:

The wife in the verse may relate to Mary I, wife of King Henry VIII of England, sometimes referred to as "Bloody Mary. " She is called a "farmer's wife" because of the big estates owned by her and her husband, King Philip II of Spain. The mice in the verse may relate to Hugh Latimer, Nicholas Ridley, and Thomas Cranmer, three Anglican noblemen convicted of plotting against the Queen. They were later burned at the interest. Three blindfolded mice was too used as a topic song for The Three Stooges and a Curtis Fuller agreement of the verse is featured on the Art Blakey lively album of the same figure.