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Thread #49672   Message #750667
Posted By: Dicho (Frank Staplin)
18-Jul-02 - 05:14 PM
Thread Name: Origins: Ring around the Rosy / Rosey
Subject: RE: Ring Around The Rosey's History??
Just posted a verse to Historical Childrens Songs, from North Carolina Folklore. The tune for that one is the German "Hoch soll er Leben." Also Gomme, 1898 date for an American version. Nothing useful yet.
Birthday song (small children and young ladies are neuter in German).

"Hoch soll er (sie, es) leben,
Hoch soll er leben,

dreimal hoch!

Er lebe hoch,
Er lebe hoch,
Er lebe dreimal hoch!