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Thread #49672   Message #750704
Posted By: greg stephens
18-Jul-02 - 06:26 PM
Thread Name: Origins: Ring around the Rosy / Rosey
Subject: RE: Ring Around The Rosey's History??
I appreciate that the earliest recorded form of the rhyme doesnt have the "all fall down" stuff.But that does not have any particular value as evidence: it may iself have been a variant of an earlier form which did have "all fall down" or something similar.