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From: Sharon <>
Subject: RE: [CHS] Re: Songs & plague
Date: Sun, 5 Mar 2006 12:35:10 -0500 (EST)
In-Reply-To: <m1FFwzQ-003PvYC@public.aci.on.ca>


That is the version I am most familiar with, too, but
according to snopes.com it has nothing to do with the
plague. That part of it is a hoax:

http://www.snopes.com/language/literary/rosie.htm

Sharon
--- Gay King <> wrote:

> Hi,
> Our version was:
> Ring around the rosy
> Pocket full of posies
> Husha! Husha!
> We all fall down!
>
> The last line refers to dying of the plague, of
> course, and 'rosy' to do
> with the carbuncles, or whatever the sores were
> called.
> Gay



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