Friday, May 16, 2008

Thanks, a Dance, and a Questions

Thank you for all of your comments - you have me thinking and a post is brewing.

Until I find a few moments, I will leave you with my happy dance. My new car is here. If you see me this weekend, I will be driving around in this:

Now, a burning question. I sing:

Ring around the rosey,
Pocket full of posies.
Hush-a, hush-a.
We all fall down.

What words do you sing? Did you know it varies by region?


Trevor said...

It was always:

Ring-a-Ring o'Rosies
A Pocket full of Posies
Atishoo! Atishoo!
We all fall Down.

for me.

Catherine said...

Ring around the rosie
A pocket full of posies
Ashes, ashes
We all fall down

Clarabella said...

ditto catherine. exactly.

Rosepetal said...

Ditto trevor exactly.
It was a song about victims of the plague in England.

Rosepetal said...

You know at Beanie's 5am feed I was thinking about this and I remembered that we used to add:

"Fishes in the water, fishes in the sea
We all jump up with a one, two, three!"

I have no idea of the origins of this supplemental verse.

Kendra's mom said...

Ditto Trevor. I am from SA and it was always like that here.

kate said...

ditto catherine. I have also heard that it is a song about the plague, and i like rosepetal's supplementary verse.

niobe said...

What Catherine and Clarabella said.

While I've heard that the song is about the plague, I've also heard that that interpretation is an urban legend. I suppose I'll have to go look it up.

delphi said...

The supplemental verse I know is:

The cows are in the meadows
Eating buttercups
Along came a bumblebee
And they all JUMPED UP!

Rosepetal said...'_Roses

Very interesting and also discounts the plague theory like Niobe says.

Carole said...

Ditto Catherine...I sing ashes, ashes we all fall down.