[Dixielandjazz] Ashes

Andy.Ling at Quantel.Com Andy.Ling at Quantel.Com
Thu Sep 15 10:11:51 PDT 2005

Larry Walton (among others) said about Ring around the roses :-

> Actually the poem is very old and dates to the middle ages.  The poem as 
> do with the black death that killed a quarter of the population.

This is actually an urban legend. The true origins are not completely
clear, but the black death is not involved. For a fuller explanation
see :-


Andy Ling

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