Georgie Porgie, pudding and pie, kissed the girls and made them cry. When the boys came out to play, Georgie Porgie ran away."
One theory about this short nursery rhyme is that it is actually about Prince Regent (who then later became King) George IV, who was known to be rather overweight and would even wear a corset – thus the words, "Georgie Porgie, pudding and pie".
Unfortunately, he was also known to be somewhat of a playboy and his sketchy love life included several mistresses, a number of illegitimate children, and even bigamy – and he even forced himself on a few women against their will, which explains the line, "Kissed the girls and made them cry".
What do you think about these children's nursery rhymes now after learning of their dark and sinister sides? Have you heard of any creepy origins of other popular rhymes? Feel free to share your stories in the comments section below!