3 Blind Mice

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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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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.

Alternative Lyrics & Related Songs

Read a different version

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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