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Thread #21219   Message #1433660
Posted By: Bernard
13-Mar-05 - 11:24 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Ring-a-ring-of-roses
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Ring-a-ring-of-roses
The version we sing around these parts (Bolton, Lancashire, England) is:

Ring-a-ring-a-roses
A pocketful of posies
Atishoo, atishoo,
We all fall down.

Fishes in the water,
Fishes in the sea,
We all jump up
With a one-two-three!

Methinks most 'regional variations' can be ascribed to 'Chinese Whispers'!!