Kids songs with disturbing origins (10 Photos)

Posted: 30th October 2016 by Sus Scrofa in Oddly Enough

“Rub-A-Dub-Dub”  As it is, the song is a little weird- it talks about three people bathing in a tub together. The song really is about men of respected trades going out to watch women bathe. The original version of the song goes as follows:  “Hey, rub-a-dub, ho, rub-a-dub, Three maids in a tub. And who do you think were there? The butcher, the baker, the candlestick maker, And all of them going to the fair.”  The "fair" was essentially a strip club in the 14th century.
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