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Title: Nursery Rhymes
Post by: Private on 05 March 2010 at 22:34
Racist Nursery Rhyme from the 1960s (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kkb4rP6Jq1Q#)

Ten Little Niggers

Ten little nigger boys went out to dine;

One choked his little self and then there were Nine.

Nine little nigger boys sat up very late;

One overslept himself and then there were Eight.

Eight little nigger boys travelling in Devon;

One said he'd stay there and then there were Seven.

Seven little nigger boys chopping up sticks;

One chopped himself in halves and then there were Six.

Six little nigger boys playing with a hive;

A bumble bee stung one and then there were Five.

Five little nigger boys going in for law;

One got into Chancery and then there were Four.

Four little nigger boys going out to sea;

A red herring swallowed one and then there were Three.

Three little nigger boys walking in the Zoo;

A big bear hugged one and then there were Two.

Two little nigger boys sitting in the sun;

One got frizzled up and then there was One.

One little nigger boy left all alone;

He went out and hanged himself and then there were None.

I notice a lot of people on the net talking about this one and claiming that it was changed from "nigger boys" to indian boys" for Americans. Actually, the reverse is true. Here is the modern version, which itself is banned as "racist."

Nursery Rhymes - Ten Little Indians (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9lTLsXKF7lI#)

One little, two little, three little Indians
Four little, five little, six little Indians
Seven little, eight little, nine little Indians
Ten little Indian boys.
Ten little, nine little, eight little Indians
Seven little, six little, five little Indians
Four little, three little, two little Indians
One little Indian boy.

The original piece, then called "10 Little Injuns", was written by songwriter Septimus Winner in 1868 for a minstrel show and was much more elaborate:

Ten little Injuns standin' in a line,
One toddled home and then there were nine;
Nine little Injuns swingin' on a gate,
One tumbled off and then there were eight.
One little, two little, three little, four little, five little Injun boys,
Six little, seven little, eight little, nine little, ten little Injun boys.
Eight little Injuns gayest under heav'n.
One went to sleep and then there were seven;
Seven little Injuns cuttin' up their tricks,
One broke his neck and then there were six.
Six little Injuns all alive,
One kicked the bucket and then there were five;
Five little Injuns on a cellar door,
One tumbled in and then there were four.
Four little Injuns up on a spree,
One got fuddled and then there were three;
Three little Injuns out on a canoe,
One tumbled overboard and then there were two.
Two little Injuns foolin' with a gun,
One shot t'other and then there was one;
One little Injun livin' all alone,
He got married and then there were none.

This song was adapted, possibly by Frank J. Green in 1869 as "Ten Little Niggers" and became a standard of the blackface minstrel shows. It was sung by Christy's Minstrels and became widely known in Europe, where it was used by Agatha Christie in her novel (1939), about ten killings on a remote island. American publishers rejected the title and so Christie renamed it And Then There Were None, but later Broadway productions (1944-) retitled it Ten Little Indians.


Movie Adaption:
(http://www.annyas.com/screenshots/images/1945/and-then-there-were-none-title-still.jpg) (http://www.annyas.com/screenshots/images/1945/ten-little-niggers-title-still.jpg)
One movie with two title sequences. On the left the American release and on the right, the original UK release.