What Is the Lizzie Borden Nursery Rhyme?

What Is the Lizzie Borden Nursery Rhyme?

What Is the Lizzie Borden Nursery Rhyme?

The rhyme based on Lizzie Borden and the murder of her parents is: "Lizzie Borden took an axe, And gave her mother forty whacks; When she saw what she had done, She gave her father forty-one," as cited by History.com.

On Aug. 4, 1892, the bodies of Lizzie Borden's parents were found at their home in Fall River, Mass. Andrew and Abby Borden's bodies were mutilated by a hatchet. Lizzie became the prime suspect because she had purchased an axe before the murders and burned a dress afterward. Due to lack of evidence, Lizzie was acquitted of her parents' murders. There were no other suspects charged for the murders.