Ring a Ring o' Roses

Ring a Ring o' Roses Jessie Willcox Smith

Ring-a-ring o' roses,

A pocket full of posies,

A-tishoo! A-tishoo!

We all fall down.

Alternative Lyrics:

Ring-a-round the rosie,
A pocket full of posies,

Ashes! Ashes!
We all fall down.

Alternative Lyrics:

Ring-a-round the rosie,
A pocket full of posies,

Hush! Hush! Hush! Hush!
We've all tumbled down.

Alternative Lyrics:

Ring-a-ring o' roses,
A pocket full of posies,

A-tishoo! A-tishoo!
We all fall down.

The cows are in the meadow,
Eating buttercups.

A-tishoo! A-tishoo!
We all jump up.

Hints and Tips:

  • Children hold hands and walk in a circle while singing this rhyme. When they sing "we all fall down" children drop their hands and fall onto the floor.
  • Poster for this nursery rhyme can be found in the Printables section on this site. See: Rhymes Posters
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Last modified on Saturday, January 10, 2015

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