Mary, Mary, Quite Contrary | Mother Goose Club Songs for Children

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Lyrics:

Mary, Mary, quite contrary,
How does your garden grow?
With silver bells and cockleshells
And pretty maids all in a row.

Mary, Mary, quite contrary,
How does your garden grow?
With honey bees and cherry trees,
Sunflowers under rainbows.

Mary, Mary, quite contrary,
Where do you long to go?
To meet a friend and Fun
Your whole world is a rose.

Mary, Mary, quite contrary,
How does your garden grow?
With silver bells and cockleshells
And pretty maids all in a row.

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44 comments

  1. Sorry to ruin your childhood but here is the twisted backstory: If you go back in history to King Henrey the eight, one of is wife’s has a baby girl named Mary. She soon took over the throne as the Heir and tortured people who did not stand by her side. So when this say “How does your garden grow?” The garden is a code word for cemetery. Silver bells were a torture device along with Cockleshells. Maid’s all in a row refers to people lined up to be tortured. Learned this in History class on Monday.

  2. Mary Mary quite contrary was originally talking about bloody mary and how she loved to torture people a cockleshell is a type of torturing device and pretty maids is another name to call a guillotine quite crazy how these Nursery Rhymes seems so cute and harmless

  3. _He said._
    _”oh Mary, contrary, how does your garden grow?”_
    _”come with me, and you’ll be, the seventh maid in a row.”_
    _My answer was laughter, soft as I lowered my head._
    _*You’re too late, I’m afraid, this flower’s already dead._

  4. You know, parents say the reason we teach these dark songs to children is to teach them of important historic events, but then, what’s the point if videos like these make them interpret the songs in the wrong way?

    1. Ella Frost These songs were originally taught to children WITH the original intention and meaning, but then over time parents became super protective over their children’s minds and we’re all like “Screw that I don’t want my kids hearing about torture.” So now things like this exist

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