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Three Blind Mice is a children's nursery rhyme and musical round. Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Dr. No can refer to a number of things Dr. No (novel), the 1958 novel by Ian Fleming on his inspirational character James Bond Dr. No (film), the first James Bond film, starring Sean Connery. ... A list of henchman from the 1962 James Bond film Dr. No from the List of James Bond henchmen. ... A nursery rhyme is a traditional song or poem taught to young children, originally in the nursery. ... A round is a musical composition in which two or more voices sing exactly the same melody over and over again, but with each voice beginning at different times. ...

The modern words are:

Three blind mice. Three blind mice.
See how they run. See how they run.
They all ran after the farmer's wife
She cut off their tails with a carving knife.
Did you ever see such a thing in your life
Three blind mice.

The first publication of this rhyme was written by Thomas Ravenscroft in 1609. The lyrics there are: Tomb of Thomas Ravenscroft, in Barnet Church, North London Thomas Ravenscroft (c. ...

Three Blinde Mice,
three Blinde Mice,
Dame Iulian,
Dame Iulian,
The Miller and his merry olde Wife,
shee scrapte her tripe licke thou the knife.

There is an urban legend that this musical round was written earlier and refers to Queen Mary I of England executing three Protestant bishops. The earliest lyrics don't talk about directly killing the three blind mice and are dated after Queen Mary died, however, "she scrapte her tripe licke thou the knife" implies they were prepared and consumed if not a reference to tasting the blood of a slain adversary. (she scraped off the entrails and the knife was licked). Mary I (18 February 1516 – 17 November 1558), also known as Mary Tudor, was Queen of England and Queen of Ireland from 6 July 1553 (de facto) or 19 July 1553 (de jure) until her death on 17 November 1558. ... The burning of Latimer and Ridley, from a book by John Foxe (1563). ...

There is a narrative ambiguity at the heart of the rhyme, which is the question over whether the mice are chasing the farmer's wife after she cut their tails off, or whether she cut their tails off after they began chasing her.

In several sports (basketball and hockey, for example, which have three referrees), "Three Blind Mice" is used as a derogatory phrase for poor referees. Bands also play the song to mock referees in similar cases. Such references, however, are heavily frowned upon officially by both sports as unsportsmanlike.[1][2][3]

Before major-league baseball required four umpires at every game, there were regularly three. The Brooklyn Dodgers had a fan band called the "Sym-Phoney Band," led by Shorty Laurice, which started playing "Three Blind Mice" when the umpires came out onto the field until the league office ordered the team to stop it. This article is about the sport. ... In sports, an umpire is an official appointed to rule on plays and procedure. ... Major league affiliations National League (1890–present) West Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 2, 4, 19, 20, 24, 32, 39, 42, 53 Name Los Angeles Dodgers (1958–present) Brooklyn Dodgers (1932-1957) Brooklyn Robins (1914-1931) Brooklyn Dodgers (1913) Brooklyn Trolley Dodgers (1911-1912) Brooklyn Superbas (1899...

Joseph Holbrooke (1878-1958) composed his Symphonic Variations, opus 37, based on Three Blind Mice. Also, Joseph Haydn used its theme in the Finale (4th Mvt) of his Symphony 83 (La Poule) (1785-86); one of the 6 Paris symphonies. Three blind mice was also used as a theme song for The Three Stooges and a Curtis Fuller arrangement of the rhyme is featured on the Art Blakey live album of the same name. 10cc's "I'm Not in Love" has Three Blind Mice playing in the end. Joseph Charles Holbrooke (b. ... “Haydn” redirects here. ... The Symphony No. ... The Paris Symphonies are a group of six symphonies written by Joseph Haydn on commission from Count dOgny for performance by the Concert de la Loge Olympique in Paris. ... The Three Stooges was an American comedy act in the 20th century. ... Curtis DuBois Fuller (born in Detroit, December 15, 1934) is a United States jazz trombonist. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... 10cc was a British pop band which achieved its greatest commercial success during the 1970s. ... Im Not in Love was also a 1978 song by Talking Heads, with different lyrics and sound. ...

In the 1977 song "Sir Nose D'Voidoffunk" by Parliament, these lyrics are repeated several times: Parliament was originally The Parliaments, a doo-wop group based out of George Clintons Plainfield, New Jersey barber shop. ...

"Three blind mice See how they run They all ran after the farmer's wife Turned on the fun with the water pipe Have you ever seen such a sight in your life? Those three blind mice Those blind three mice

The Beatles used the sentence "See how they run" in two of its songs, "I am the Walrus" and "Lady Madonna". The White Album, see The Beatles (album). ... Music sample I Am the Walrus Problems? See media help. ... Lady Madonna is a song by the The Beatles, written by Paul McCartney (credited to Lennon/McCartney). ...

The Three Blind Mice are featured in the Shrek movies as friends of Shrek. For other uses, see Shrek (disambiguation). ...

The Blood Ties episode "5:55" features someone whistling the tune of "Three Blind Mice" repeatedly. Blood Ties is a Canadian television series based on the Blood Books by Tanya Huff. ...

A cover version was heard on the James Bond film Dr. No, his first film. The lyrics were: This article is about the spy series. ... Dr. No can refer to a number of things Dr. No (novel), the 1958 novel by Ian Fleming on his inspirational character James Bond Dr. No (film), the first James Bond film, starring Sean Connery. ...

Three blind mice in their room.
Three blind mice, there they go.
Marching down the streets in goodbye.
To a calypso beat all the while.
They're looking for the cat,
The cat that swallowed the rat.
They want to show that cat the attitude of three blind mice.

See also

Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... A list of henchman from the 1962 James Bond film Dr. No from the List of James Bond henchmen. ...


  1. ^ Play Us a Song, You're the Organ Man - hockey - Brief Article | Hockey Digest | Find Articles at BNET.com
  2. ^ ESPN - Frank not fined; Kidd docked $20K for postgame rant - NBA
  3. ^ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harvard_University_Band

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