A friend of mine back in the southern state where I used to live sent me this link today and I found it really interesting. Of these lesser known second verses to popular children’s songs, I actually knew two of them.* Some of them are really kind of disturbing — like My Bonnie Lies Over the Ocean and Oh My Darling Clementine. Some of them I find really entertaining — like the later verses of London Bridge.
*Oh My Darling Clementine and totally unsurprisingly all the verses of Alouette — pauvre alouette, sans plumes!