Tangled Tunes—Three Blind Mice

So my first Tangled Tunes adaptation was Three Blind Mice. The original song is pretty simple, with one verse.

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 sight in your life
As three blind mice?

I wanted to create more of a story for this book, so I added a few characters. Not only do the mice meet the farmer’s wife as they run through his house, but also his daughter and son, and a farm cat at the end.

Then there’s that bit about cutting off tails with a butcher’s knife—since these will be illustrated picture books, I was told to stay away from such gruesome details. So here’s one of my verses, in which the mice wander into the kitchen as the farmer’s daughter is doing the dishes.

Three blind mice.
Three blind mice.

See how they run!
See how they run!

They all ran after the farmer’s daughter,
who picked up a cup
and splashed them with water.

Did you ever see such a thing in your life
as three blind mice?

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