Mudcat Café message #2882085 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #21219   Message #2882085
Posted By: GUEST,Allen
08-Apr-10 - 09:31 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Ring-a-ring-of-roses
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Ring-a-ring-of-roses
I'm from California. I was born in 1986 and was looked after in part by an English lady from Manchester. I can't remember for sure but I believe she taught me the rhyme as well as the game.

Ring around the rosey
Pockets full of posies
Ashes to ashes
We all fall down...
    DEAD!

It was played in a circle holding hands. The last person to sit or lie down on "DEAD" was out. You were also out if you went down on "down". The last person left won.