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Ring around the Rosey

Posted by Bruce Kahl on December 11, 2001

Can anybody give the whole nine on "Ring around the Rosey"?

The archive on this site does have a few notations but they lead nowhere and then to a dead web site link.

I googled it and came up with the ol' standby of bubonic plague, blisters, posies to eliminate odors etc etc which I think is just hogwash. All the hits on Google seem to contain cuts and pastes of the same wash from the same hog.
Anybody?