“ring around the Rosie”
Below you can find the lyrics of
a popular version of Ring Around the Rosie
Ring a ring o’ roses (Ring Around the Rosie}
A pocketful of posies
We all fall down.
The King has sent his daughter
To fetch a pail of water
We all fall down.
The bird upon the steeple
Sits high above the people
We all fall down.
The cows are in the meadow
Lying fast asleep
We all get up again.
ring around the Rosie meaning
Ring around the Rosie meaning is a phrase describing how traditionally, in the Old English language, this rhyme was used to sing the rhyme and ring around the Rosie, causing imagery commonly associated with bedtime to be associated with the reminder that one must go to bed. In modern days it can be used to describe a new meaning or application for a traditional phrase. If you know about this history in this context and are interested in knowing more about it, you can continue reading the article for more insights.
what is ring around the rosie about
Ring around the Rosie is a rhyme from the English nursery rhyme ‘Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star’. The rhyme is about stars and how they twinkle.
In this day and age, many people are interested in astronomy as it provides them with knowledge of the universe. The word ‘star’ has also become a synonym for something that is admired or desired by many people. As such, the name of a star can be used to describe anything that is desired or loved by many people at once.
To answer your question: “What is ring around the Rosie about?” Well, if you think about it in an abstract way then it means that there are more things in life than what we see with our eyes every day; similarly, we can look up to other things like stars as well!
Hope this helps!
ring around the rosie song
The Ring Around the Rosie Song is a poem written by Rudyard Kipling in 1892. The poem was inspired by his experience during the Second Anglo-Afghan War.
The First Verse:
The Afghan army had marched out of Kabul, and left us in darkness, And when we heard that they were on their way back again To burn our houses and to kill our wives and babes, We said “This will never do.” So round about the Rosie song, we made a ring;
And each man took his rifle, And loaded it with the ball; And so we lay within our ring Of death or life; For Afghans are treacherous swine, That come not singly but in bands. We waited for them like dogs for hounds: But at last, through the dark, there came one shout– “They are coming!” Each bullet was good to fire! Oh, let me die! I am tired of fighting! In spite of all my sin– “Oh,” I cried aloud, “I wish my little child May have her daddy’s kiss!” Then up from behind a stone, I sprang With bayonet in hand; But I could see him no more– he died before he could run away. A bullet hit me on the arm– but nothing more!– My blood ran down into my booties fast– There’s many a better shot than I!
where did ring around the Rosie come from ?
Ring around the Rosie was a song that children used to sing in the early 1900s. The song was written by American composer Walter Donaldson and his lyrics were published in 1908. The song became very popular and has been used as a nursery rhyme since then. It is believed that the title of the song comes from a poem called “Riding Down from Bangor” which was written by John Greenleaf Whittier in 1851. The poem tells about Jesus riding on an ass, accompanied by his disciples and angels singing a hymn to him called “Hosanna”.
The original lyrics for Ring around the Rosie go like this:
Ring around the Rosie, pocket full of posies, Ashes! Ashes! We all fall down. Go to sleep little Tommy; Wake up little Susy; Put out your light, And go to bed again; Ring around the Rosie.
It is thought that this poem was adapted into Donaldson’s music after he read it at school or heard it being sung by friends while playing games outside their homes when they were children. The title of this nursery rhyme is derived from a tune named Rink-a-Dink which goes like this:
Ring-a-dink dink doo!
I can’t explain why people started calling it ‘Rosie’ instead of ‘Rink-a-dink’, but I believe there are many reasons for this change. One reason could be because a ring around the rosie rhymes with ringing on your doorbell so you don’t get caught going out at night or something similar… Another reason could be because after listening to several songs with different titles over time, some people might have just