3 Blind Mice

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Information About 3 Blind Mice

"Three Blind Mice" is an old English nursery rhyme first published in the folk music compilation "Deuteromelia" or "The Seconde part of Musicks melodie".

The origins of "3 Blind Mice" are said to be 1609 when it was published in Deuteromelia by Thomas Ravenscroft - who was just a teenager at the time. Additionally, there is some historical meaning in the lyrics as well.

It is thought that the song was made at an earlier time for Queen Mary I of England who blinded and executed 3 Protestant bishops. However, these three were burned at the stake which made some believe that the blinded part of the song was because they were Protestant.

The rhyme then became part of children's literature in 1842 when it was published in a collection written by James Orchard Halliwell.

The song is a rhyming song that tells of three blind mice that ran after a wife, who cut their tails off and then they ran off again. There are also different variations that are sung.

The Three Blind Mice are now seen everywhere throughout fairy tales, such as in the children's movie Shrek.

For further information about the song "3 Blind Mice" check out Wikipedia.

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Three blind mice, three blind mice
See how they spin, see how they spin
They pin the tail on the kitty cat,
While wearing silly party hats.
Did you ever see such a silly sight,
As three blind mice.

This seems like an older version of the song

Three Blind Mice,
Three Blind Mice,
Dame Iulian,
Dame Iulian,
The Miller and his merry olde Wife,
She scrapte her tripe licke thou the knife.

Just one verse for this one

Three blind mice,
See how they run!
They all ran after a farmer's wife,
Who cut off their tails with a carving knife.
Did you ever see such a sight in your life,
As three blind mice?

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38 Comments

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marshmellow, candy island

13 October 2014 at 5:35pm

never heard this song before

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Lucy, United Kingdom

9 October 2014 at 3:45pm

Three blind mice It's amazing

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Dragana, Serbia

26 March 2013 at 11:40am

Hello, Recently I was watching "New Tricks" a UK crime series, when I heard one of the main characters, Chief Superintendant Sandra Pullman say: "Jack, you have the luck of the three blind mice!" I am curious about the meaning as I could not find any references whatsoever to the mice being lucky (with their tails cut off, etc). Does it mean he was lucky (in finding a clue or something else) beyond any reasonable expectations or was it just the opposite, he had no luck in finding anything? The context of the story tells me that Jack was lucky indeed, but I have never heard this expression used neither in spoken nor in written language. This may be due to the fact that I am not a native speaker of English. I would really appreciate a native speaker's input. Thank you.

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Gabby, Australia

21 February 2012 at 8:12pm

I love this website it is so fun!It is a very nice song to lisson 2.

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Gabby, Australia

21 February 2012 at 8:10pm

Three blind mice

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Gabby, Australia

21 February 2012 at 8:09pm

Hate me ha!Only joking !

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Gabby, Australia

21 February 2012 at 8:08pm

Ha!

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Isaiah, United States

13 February 2012 at 2:13pm

love me and everybody else

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Louie, United States

10 February 2012 at 11:48pm

make the video more clear nice

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Nancy, Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic Of

6 September 2011 at 4:54am

Muy linda cancion, me encanta

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Freeaquarius, China

26 July 2011 at 6:13am

^_^

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Emily, United States

13 July 2011 at 2:56pm

shitty ass song.

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Jeanie, United States

3 May 2011 at 5:39pm

Many songs that are popular from the past have a history and many of them I dont sing because of the topic being inapropriate for lil ones. My daughter cried when I told her the rock a bye baby song. She thought I was going to put her in a tree and let her fall. So I am careful now. Just a thought for other out there.

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Jivi, Malaysia

30 April 2011 at 10:24am

i love this song

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Jazlyn, United States

11 April 2011 at 6:57pm

fun song

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Daisy, Ireland

18 February 2011 at 8:48pm

bad

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Andre, Japan

19 October 2010 at 1:52pm

konichiya

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Akshita (pakhi), Andman-nicobar Islands

20 July 2010 at 5:01pm

Its my favourite.

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Kiran, England

9 April 2010 at 9:52pm

now i can use that to entertain the kids....i need to get some costumes...!

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Parthina Scruggs, Grady Arkansas

20 March 2010 at 11:39pm

it was very good!

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