9 Jolly Nursery Rhymes With Deeply Disturbing Meanings

3. See-Saw Margery Daw

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Seesaw Margery Daw, Johnny shall have a new master, He shall earn but a penny a day, Because he can't work any faster.
See-Saw Margery Daw is originally believed to be about the use of child labour in the work houses during the Victorian period - children who had to live on minor work for pittance. As if the ethical work issues here aren€™t enough, it€™s thought that the rhyme relates to this matter as it was a taunt used by children against one another, implying that their families didn€™t earn enough money and were destined for the work house. Play nicely now, children.
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