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Thread #42119   Message #3823580
Posted By: GUEST,Patricia
30-Nov-16 - 12:34 AM
Thread Name: WHY 4 & 20 Blackbirds baked in a pie?
Subject: RE: WHY 4 & 20 Blackbirds baked in a pie?
Has anyone considered the thought that ravens (black birds) were the carry pigeons of early time. Could they have carried urgent messages to a castle that maybe the attacking forces shot down with arrows to stop news getting through and they maybe cooked them in a pie?

I do believe that all nursery rhymes did have a local topical meaning or underground message when they were first created. A sort of 'free press'.