What is the nursery rhyme of Lizzie Borden

Lizzie Borden takes the ax

Lizzie Borden is at the center of a murder case that, even after more than 120 years, is still a topic of conversation. He even inspired the vernacular to write a famous quatrain.


Some verses have a downright morbid background. That's not a big deal, you can figure it all out. This is what the vernacular thinks above all, which also sang about the Borden murder case.

The murder case is still on everyone's lips in the United States, even more than 100 years after the crime. The victims were Andrew and Abby Borden, who were brutally slain in their own home on August 4, 1892, probably with an ax or hatchet.

At the time of the two murders, only two other people were in the house: Bridget Sullivan, the maid, and Lizzie Borden, the 32-year-old daughter of the Bordens. While Sullivan claimed to have slept in her room, Lizzie Borden became entangled in contradictions.

Her statement was particularly problematic, at the time of her father's death, who according to the police investigation had been murdered about two hours after his wife, had been in the barn - which was probably not true due to the lack of traces on the dusty floor.

She couldn't find an alibi either, and she also had a motive: hating her father and stepmother, who, although wealthy, had forced her to adopt a Spartan way of life and to not deal with the better. So was she the perpetrator? In any case, the jury disagreed and acquitted her after barely an hour's deliberation.

With her father's fortune, she then led the life she wanted, even if she was ostracized by her fellow citizens. The fact that almost everyone believed in their guilt can also be seen from the aforementioned quatrain that inspired the case:

Lizzie Borden took an ax
And gave her mother forty whacks.
When she saw what she had done
She gave her father forty-one.

{Lizzie Borden with an ax
Mom gave 40 hacks once.
Very satisfying after the fact
Did she give ’m papa one more.}

The case is still unsolved.

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