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THE TRUE STORY BEHIND RING AROUND THE ROSIE!!

  Author:  37775  Category:(Interesting) Created:(7/11/2001 2:00:00 PM)
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Do you no how nusery ryhmes r scary. Well I decided to find where some originated and this is where the ryhmr Ring-Around-The-Rosie came from.

Ryhme

Ring around the rosie, Pockets full of posies, Ashes, ashes, we all fall down. ----------------------------------

When the Irish Plague happened in Ireland ppl died so fast they'd just drop dead in the streets and eventually become ashes because so many died so fast they didn't have time or the space to bury them. To show their respect they'd put flowers (posies) on the bodies or the're clothing. Children danced around the bodies singing the ryhme.

How it changed my life:

I sworn off singing nursey rhymes when I have kids. I'm gonna try to figure out the rhyme Rock-A-Bye Baby. <3 twisted_princess

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Date: 7/11/2001 2:04:00 PM  From Authorid: 18223    i hope you do figure rock a bye baby out cause it is quite a morbid song. i mean come on! when the wind blows the cradle will rock and down will go baby cradle and all! Yuck!!!!! love, lollipop  
Date: 7/11/2001 2:04:00 PM  From Authorid: 30986    This was interesting, thanks for sharing it!!!!  
Date: 7/11/2001 2:15:00 PM  From Authorid: 177    It seems like most of the nursery rhymes have a dark side. Like wise, most of the original versions of Faery Tales were very dark. Most of them have been sanitized for the sake of not wanting modern kids to be given such morbid and frightening stories (if you can figure that), and to delete many politically incorrect themes, involving sexism, racism etc.  
Date: 7/11/2001 2:18:00 PM  From Authorid: 30686    I read somewhere that this was false..I'm not sure where but I think it was at snopes2.com you should check it out! XOXO Chyna Doll  
Date: 7/11/2001 2:29:00 PM  From Authorid: 8817    i already knew this my mother and i were talking about it awhile actually.. kinda gross ot think i use to smile laugh and sing to that dreadful song..  
Date: 7/11/2001 3:03:00 PM  From Authorid: 17693    i heard it was the black death. UGH!!!! talking about that is really groos. Bubonic plague was disgusting. People got it from fleas carried on rats. And people would just die like flies. Youd first contract the disease with these big spots on your body. that were like red and bloody gross looking. HENCE, ring around the rosie. I heard pocket full of posies was because there were so many people dead that it just smelled of decaying corpses so they tried to get poppies, and also flowers cause they were dead. Ashes ashes...they use to burn the bodies to try and rid of the disease by buring all these rats and dead bodies. Sometimes they would lock up everyone that had the disease while they were still alive in buildings so they would die in there and not spread it. Even if you didnt have it...you were locked up in there and doomed. We all fall down... POOF! dead people!  
Date: 7/11/2001 5:10:00 PM  From Authorid: 19273    "Ring around the Rosie" is not about the plague. There is little evidence that it is anything more than a children's story. Check out the following page for many logical reasons as to why it isn't: http://www.snopes2.com/language/literary/rosie.htm  
Date: 7/11/2001 6:32:00 PM  From Authorid: 22080    I heard it came from england when the black plague hit it was ring a ring a rosie's pocket full of posies ashes ashes we all fall dead and it was because of again what you said about the ashes but the ring of roses was put on them before burned to show respect-Jestr
  
Date: 7/12/2001 8:20:00 AM  ( From Author ) From Authorid: 37775    Well this is what I found out when I looked for it but this might not b the orginal orgin.  
Date: 7/12/2001 4:05:00 PM  From Authorid: 177    There are often varying accounts as to the origins of certain Nursery Rhymes & Faery Tales. Perhaps some merge and evolve with time.  

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