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There Was A Crooked Man Poem

There Was A Crooked Man Poem is an old nursery rhyme made famous to horror buffs by The Conjuring Movie series in recent years. The image of the crooked man has been distorted to represent something creepy and horrific for most and today, many seek out his original tale in an attempt to learn more about his origin.

There Was A Crooked Man Poem

“There Was a Crooked Man” Lyrics

There was a crooked man, and he walked a crooked mile.
He found a crooked sixpence upon a crooked stile.
He bought a crooked cat, which caught a crooked mouse,
And they all lived together in a little crooked house.

While the origins can be traced back to the 19th century, the exact date is unclear. We do know that the song was first published inside a James Orchard Halliwell’s nursery rhymes collection in 1840.

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Who Is The Crooked Man?

Rumor has it that the crooked visuals came from the fact that many homes in Lavenham tended to lean on peculiar angles – almost supporting one another back in the 1800s. Construction wasn’t as sturdy as it is today, naturally.

The crooked man was rumored to be Scottish General Sir Alexander Leslie who wasn’t necessarily loved by everyone. So, the combination of his reputation and the sideways town made for a very interesting poem.

Summoning A Demon

Rumor has it that if you recite the poem in the dark, it summons a demonic force known at The Crooked Man. This is only if you have the intention to do so.

The incantation cannot be undone. Once you summon him, there is nothing you can do to stop his arrival. NO Demon Protection will help.