Trouble in the Nursery

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Imagine a conspiracy theory regarding Mary's little lamb in the classic nursery rhyme, and you've got "Trouble in the Nursery."


You may have heard the story told of Mary’s little lamb
How it followed her to school one day and most everywhere she went
And many say with honored praise, its fleece was white as snow
But few can tell the tale I know or show what I will show

Little Bo Peep had lost her sheep and knew not where to look
For Jack be nimble, Jack be quick was a sneaky little crook
Yes, love they say, will make a way and Mary held Jack’s heart
So while Bo slept, in Jack crept and stole a lamb with art

There’s trouble in the meadow, there’s trouble on the hill
If you’ve come here for adventure then come and get your fill
The nursery now is reeling, the children feeling ill
For there’s trouble now a’brewin’ for every Jack and Jill

Round and round the mulberry bush, a monkey chased that fleecer
And a little dog laughed to see such sport as he made off past that sleeper
For Little Boy Blue was fast asleep under a haystack warm
And Little Miss Muffet ran off in fright, so no one raised alarm

Now Jack and Jill ran up the hill to fetch a pail of water
And saw Jack jump the Candlestick with a lamb led by a halter
Yes, Jack fell down and broke his crown – there was no other witness –
For Jill, you know, followed her beau and tumbled down in distress


Yes, Old King Cole was a merry old soul, and a merry old soul was he
So Jack never paid for this ruminant raid and now he’s running free
So ride a cock horse to Banbury Cross; call every old man to pray
For there’s trouble in the nursery now that Jack has got away



from Full Fathom Five, released September 29, 2012
Guitar, Banjo, and Vocals - Vincent Anastasi
Guitar and Vocals - Sebastian Anastasi
Djembe and Electric Guitar - Benjamin Anastasi



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Progeny Grove City, Pennsylvania

Blending the styles of folk, rock, and Americana, my music represents a poetic response to life, rich with literary influence and thoughtful reflection. As a passionate weaver of words, my music offers a commentary on our journey of life.

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