Some say Baa Baa Black Sheep is about the slave trade. Some say it is about a 16th-century tax on wool.
Of course, when I was a child I simply thought it was about a black sheep, three bags full of wool, a master, a dame and a little boy who lived down the lane. If only life could stay so childishly simple and uncluttered by the awful realities.
|'Baa Baa Black Sheep' by John Bain. Oil on canvas. 16 x 12 inches.|