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Sitting in a Tree
First comes blood / Then we perish / Then comes Death in his Eternity Carriage.
Title text: First comes blood / Then we perish / Then comes Death in his Eternity Carriage.


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“[name] and [name], sitting in a tree, K-I-S-S-I-N-G” (or some other seven-letter word, almost always ending in “ing”), is a common taunt chanted among young children in the US, making fun of the romances of others, which are often seen as “gross” at that age.

This comic takes the variety of things which could be chanted to an unrealistic extreme, starting with relatively normal ones such as “hugging” and “reading” and progressing through increasingly disturbing ones. In each frame, the last possibility - kissing, ironing & smiting respectively - is pictured.

The title text parodies a continuation of the song, "first comes love, then comes marriage, then comes baby in a baby carriage," with a dark prophecy about death.


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