(Typically portrayed as a rather sweet girl in a lovely garden, the Mary of 'Mary, Mary Quite Contrary' was not nice. The rhyme is typically associated with Bloody Mary.)
Mary, Mary quite contrary, How does your garden grow? With silver bells and cockle shells And pretty maids all in a row.
1st interpretation : The illustrations of Mary in her garden for the nursery rhyme Mary, Mary Quite Contrary are usually those of a cherubic maiden tripping down the path in a whimsical garden full of bells and seashells. Occasionally, one might find a rather disconcerting Victorian interpretation of the rhyme with the heads of maidens as the face of the flowers but that is as disturbing as this popular nursery rhyme gets in modern interpretation. However, Mary’s prototype was not so sweet. 2nd interpretation : goes to the heart of her persona as “Bloody Mary” with silver bells and cockle shells referring to instruments of torture: silver bells being thumbscrews and cockles shells being instruments of torture attached to the genitals. While the pretty maids would be a reference to earlyguillotine-type devices used to decapitate victims.
You guys remember one of the famous nursery rhyme baa..baa..black sheep?Y'knowhow it goes :
Baa, baa, black sheep, Have you any wool? Yes sir, yes sir, Three bags full. One for the master, One for the dame, And one for the little boy Who lives down the lane.
So, when i heard this rhyme the other day (courtesy of my nieces), it made me think that mayb this is not just a nursery rhyme about a sheep who had extra wool and wanted to give away..but it actually has a story behind it..
Anyone watched American Idol Season 8?Ok, so the whole show is over n i must say that KRIS ALLEN DOES NOT DESERVE TO WIN!! It is so obvious that Adam was the winning idol from the 1st tme he sang Bohemian Rhapsody..or was it Rock With You?either way he's totally awesome.