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Ring Around the Rosy

Watch One Two Buckle My Shoe HD the award-winning DVD :) our ad-free website,, for exciting songs, videos, narrated nursery rhymes, and printable coloring pages. Come join the club!Check out our multiple award-winning DVD:! us on Facebook: more videos on our channel: us on Twitter:!/mothergooseclubA big thanks to all of our fans out there big and small!Buy our nursery rhyme songs: Background:One of the darker rhymes in the Mother Goose canon, "Ring Around the Rosy" refers to the bubonic plague, which ravaged Europe several times between the fourteenth and nineteenth centuries. Symptoms of the plague included a "rosy" red rash in the shape of a ring on the skin, hence the lyrics "ring around the rosy." Because of the popular belief that the disease was transmitted by foul odors, people carried pockets full of sweet herbs ("pocketful of posies") to repel the infection. "Ashes, Ashes" is refers to the cremation of the dead who had fallen to the disease. The British version of the rhyme substitutes "Ashes, Ashes" with "A-tishoo! A-tishoo!," representing the violent sneezing that was a common symptom.Download a printable coloring page for Ring Around the Rosy (just click print): to a narration of Ring Around the Rosy:"Ring Around the Rosy" lyrics:Ring around the rosy,A pocket full of posy.Ashes, Ashes, we all fall down.Additional versions:Version 1Ring around the rosy,A pocket full of posy.Ashes, Ashes, we all fall down.(Mother Goose Club Version)Version 2Ring-a-ring o' roses,A pocket full of posies,Hush! hush! hush! hush!We're all tumbled down.Source: Greenway, Mother Goose (1881)Version 3Ring around the rosy,Sit upon a posy,All the girls in our townVote for Uncle Josy.Source: Wier, Songs the Children Love to Sing (1916)Version 4Ring a ring o' roses,A pocket-full o' posies;One for me, and one for you,And one for little Moses—Hasher, Hasher, Hasher, all fall downSource: Gomme, The Traditional Games of England, Scotland, and Ireland (1898)Version 5A ring, a ring o'roses,A pocket full of posies,Ash-a! Ash-a!All stand still.The King has sent his daughterTo fetch a pail of water,Ash-a! Ash-a! All bow down.The bird above the steepleSits high above the people,Ash-a! Ash-a! All kneel down.The wedding bells are ringing,And boys and girls are singing,Ash-a! Ash-a! All fall downSource: Rackham, Mother Goose (1913)
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