Thatababy by Paul Trap


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  1. pouncingtiger

    pouncingtiger said, over 4 years ago

    Mom looks a bit “flushed.”

  2. Joe Blu

    Joe Blu said, over 4 years ago

    Amen to that

  3. hlagallah

    hlagallah said, over 4 years ago

    I always wondered what the moral to that story was

  4. Jay_Dallas

    Jay_Dallas said, over 4 years ago

    King Charles I tried to increase the taxes on liquid measures in his favour but Parliament voted against the tax reform. However, not being undermined by parliament Charles ordered a mandate that the volume of a ‘Jack’, which was ½ pint be reduced whilst the tax remained the same.

    So although parliament voted against a tax increase, as far as King Charles was concerned they didn’t vote against the reduction of the measure of a Jack, so ‘Jack fell down and broke his crown and Jill came tumbling after’. A ‘Gill’ is ¼ pint, when the Jack fell down, the Gill followed.Even today, pint glasses in the UK have a half pint mark with the crown etched above it.

    The ale was often watered down and there is speculation that the line “fetch a pail of water” related to this element.

  5. Comic Minister

    Comic Minister said, over 4 years ago

    Good story.

  6. Demonick

    Demonick said, over 4 years ago

    Aw lighten up.

  7. burleigh2

    burleigh2 said, over 4 years ago

    Very interesting (on both sides). I always thought it was rather gruesome to be a children’s rhyme… it would make sense if something was behind it, though. :-s

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