5. Ring-a-ring O’ Roses

Hey Diddle Diddle

Lyrics: Ring-a-ring O’ Roses

Ring-a-ring o’ roses,
A pocket full of poises,
A-tishoo! A-tishoo!
We all fall down.

Ashes in the water,
Ashes in the sea.
We all jump up,
With a one, two, three!

Song and Game

The origins and meanings of the game have long been unknown and subject to speculation. Folklore scholars, however, regard the Great Plague explanation that has been the most common since the mid-20th century as baseless.