cowgoesmoo said:A lot of nursery rhymes are based around disturbing events in history. For example: "Ring around the Rosy" is based on the wounds that a person would show if they were infected with the black death/bubonic plague.
the first bit of the song is refering to the cannibal king and his lover mating.. and then having childern.. and then.. everyone dies.. maybe the king eats them? he is a cannibal after all..zodiac66 said:I don't get it either.
dantose said:actually it isn't
is it me.. or did this site just contradict itself.. by saying that the plague idea is wrong.. because no one actually knows the real origin?"Ring Around the Rosie" is simply a nursery rhyme of indefinite origin and no specific meaning