Three Blind Mice Nursery Rhyme

The Speks' version of "Three Blind Mice" deals with each of the mice individually. We start with a simple guitar backing line to introduce the first blind mouse. Tommo represents him. We then add a simple bass guitar backing line to introduce the second blind mouse. Ed represents him. He sings bass and joins in with Tommo. To introduce the third blind mouse we add fiddle plucking as the backing line. The third blind mouse is represented by Rafferty and he joins in with Tommo and Ed. Now there are three backing lines and three singers singing the traditional “Three Blind Mice” nursery rhyme.

Mandolin, flute and accordion play the instrumental. Each melody instrument represents a mouse. We then remove each mouse and its associated backing line from the song until all the mice have scurried away.

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Lyrics for Three Blind Mice

One blind mouse one blind mouse
See how he runs see how he runs
He scurried after the farmer’s wife
She cut off his tail with a carving knife
She never saw such a thing in her house as one blind mouse

Two blind mice two blind mice
See how they run see how they run
They both 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 as two blind mice?

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 as three blind mice?

Classroom Ideas for Three Blind Mice

Mathematics: Integrate with story of “3”, i.e. 1+1=2, 2+1=3, 1+1+1= 3, 3-1=2, 2-1=1. How many voices can you hear? Another voice has been added so how many voices can you hear now? How many melody instruments are playing? How many voices will we hear if one singer stops singing?