Mudcat Café message #224829 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #21219   Message #224829
Posted By: Joe Offer
08-May-00 - 05:17 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Ring-a-ring-of-roses
Subject: Ring Around the Rosy
Hi - I think our guest is cheating us with the reference to The Oxford Dictionary of Nursery Rhymes. The book has two full pages on this song. While there is indeed only one verse, there are several verions, and lots of variations on the ending. I'll post several versions from the Opie book below.
I learned it in the 1950's in Detroit as
Ring around the rosy
Pocket full of posies
Ashes, ashes
We all fall down.
That, of course, is the correct version.
-Joe Offer-