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...

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.