This is my very first article on booksie. And this article is about a nursery rhyme called 'Ring-a-roses'. The reason im bringing this up is because the meaning. When i was 7 or 8 i found out what it refers too. Now alot of you know already. My mum told me not to sing t because she didn't like it. I asked my mum why and she told me. For those who don't know why it's abit , how can i say?, 'bad to sing' well here are the lyrics.
a pocket full of posies,
We all fall down,
Now this used to be a rhyme i sang alot. Here's the meaning of the song.
OK so basically :- 'Ring a ring a roses' Is like a cicular sores on the body at the time of plaque or as they called it 'the black death'
The 'pocketfull of posies' bit is explaining that they thought smelling the sweet posies would help not to get the plaque.
'Atishoo!' is when the symptoms show. Sneezing was a common sympton from the plaque.
The last bit shocked me 'we all fall down' THat means in a simply put way we die.
Please leave your opinions. I'm grateful of all. Feel free to disagree. I just think it's abit harsh, that the made up these lyrics.