Ichor Falls

Totenkinder Nursery Rhyme

by on Oct.29, 2008, under By Kris Straub

Make my house from twigs and sticks
Father, father
I have no clay, I have no bricks
Father sings.

Build my house and make it strong
Mother, mother
It will keep you winter long
Mother sings.

In the evening tend the fire
Good child, good child
Careful not to let it higher
Good child sings.

In the morning, early morning
Ashes, ashes
Mother cries and father warning
Bad child gone.

— Traditional

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3 comments for this entry:
  1. Don J

    I’d love to hear a recorded recitation of this — I always have trouble imagining the rhythm and pacing of these sorts of things.

  2. Don J

    Yikes, my Gravatar seems wildly inappropriate for this site…

  3. Anonymus

    i always find nursery rhymes to be freaking creepy!

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