A cautionary tale…

Three Children Sliding on the Ice - English Children's Songs - England - Mama Lisa's World: Children's Songs and Rhymes from Around the World  - Intro Image

Notes

Here's a slightly different version from The Little Mother Goose (1912), illustrated by Jessie Willcox Smith:

Three children sliding on the ice
Upon a summer's day,
As it fell out, they all fell in-
The rest they ran away.

Now had these children been at home,
Or sliding on dry ground,
Ten thousand pounds to one penny,
They had not all been drown'd.

Ye parents who have children dear,
And eke ye that have none,
If you would keep them safe abroad,
Pray keep them safe at home.

Three Children Sliding on the Ice - English Children's Songs - England - Mama Lisa's World: Children's Songs and Rhymes from Around the World  - Comment After Song Image
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1st Read by Clarica and then by Allyson Hester of Athens, Georgia for Librevox.

Sheet Music

Sheet Music - Three Children Sliding on the Ice

Thanks and Acknowledgements

The illustration, score and tune all come from The Baby's Opera by Walter Crane (1877). The 2nd image is from The Sleeping Beauty Picture Book, illustrated by Walter Crane

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