Sam the Sham and the Pharaoh's Blackwell 1966
Who's that I see walking in these woods?
Why it's Little Red Riding Hood
Hey Little Red Riding Hood
You sure are looking good.
You're everything a big bad wolf could want...
Listen to me!
Little Red Riding Hood
I don't think little big girls should..
Go walking in these spooky old woods alone.
Read all the lyrics and listen to the tune: HERE
Here are some additional thoughts about the good girl...gone bad....(said in jest)
- The classic and probably most common interpretation of the message of Little Red is one of being wary of strangers.
- Some propose that the tale was actually about wolves themselves and being wary of them and the wild forests of the time, as wolves could be quite dangerous.
- Others believe the tale outlines and describes the cycle of life...starting out innocent and then educated in the ways of the world...coming full cycle and being born again from the wolves' belly.
- Speaking of "bad girls" ...there are others that claim that the real warning is against becoming a "working girl" or a prostitute. The red cloak was a classic signal of a prostitute in 17th century France.
- Still others see in the simple tale the story of sexual awakening with the wolf a threat to the girl's virginity.
So as you can see....the Little Red Riding Hood tale....is multi-layered and pondering it's meaning can open up many versions and possibilities.