Ring a Ring o' Roses" or "Ring a Ring o' Rosie" is a nursery rhyme or folksong and playground singing game. It first appeared in print in 1881, but it is reported that a version was already being sung to the current tune in the 1790s and similar rhymes are known from across Europe. It has a Roud Folk Song Index number of 7925. Urban legend says the song originally described the plague, specifically the Great Plague of London, or the Black Death, but folklorists reject this idea.
Ring-a-ring o' roses, A pocket full of posies. A tishoo! A tishoo! We all fall down. The bird upon the steeple Sits high above the people Achoo! Achoo! We all fall down! The cows are in the meadow Lying fast asleep Achoo! Achoo! We all jump up again! Ring a Ring O' Roses (Ring Around The Rosie) Music/Video. How and when do YOU play Ring a Ring O' Roses (Ring Around The Rosie)? Please tell us about it :) All Rhymes.
Many people think the lyrics of Ring A-Ring O'Roses allude to the Great Plague of 1665 - 1666. But the earliest version of this song in print dates back to 1881, in Kate Greenaway's "Mother Goose". According to two expert sources (1), such a late date for the first published appearance of the song makes it highly unlikely that it actually dates all the way back to the time of the Great Plague. Ring-a-ring o' rosies Pocket full of posies A'Tishoo A'Tishoo We all fall down. I find it interesting because it dates from the time of the Great Plague (1665) and is about what happens to people who catch it. They get a ring of spots or inflammation (the ring of rosies), try to stop catching or passing it on by carrying a "pocket full of posies", start to sneeze ("A'Tishoo A'Tishoo") and then "fall down" dead.
Ring Around the Rosey(victims of the plague would usually have a red, swollen ring around their eyes). A pocket full of posies(people would carry flowers in their pockets to cover the lingering smell of death, and some people even thought they would ward off the disease). Ashes, Ashes(this refers to the fact that they would take dead bodies and people suffering from the disease, throw them in pits, and burn their bodies to slow down the spread of the disease). We all fall down(basically this means death). Ring around the Rosey. A pocket full of posies.
Ring Around The Rosy (Ring a Ring o’ Roses) Lyrics. Ring around the rosy, Pocket full of posies, Ashes, ashes, we all fall down. Feel the lovely sunshine Flowers all around Hop a little hop right off the ground. Feel the lovely sunshine Flowers all around Jump a little jump right off the ground. Ring around the rosy, Pocket full of posies, Ashes, ashes, we all fall down
Ring a Ring o’ Roses Lyrics. Ring around the rosies, A pocket full of posies. Ashes, ashes, We all fall down! More on Genius. About Ring a Ring o’ Roses. Ring Around the Rosie is a song from 17th century. The song is well-known throughout the world, and has many different versions by different people all over the world. Ring a Ring o’ Roses" Track Info. Sampled In. Plants by The Residents (Ft. Snakefinger).
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