Where did “Ring a Ring o Rosie” come from?

If you’ve ever wondered about the origins of your favorite nursery rhymes, check out this site. Pick one for copywork and then read about where it comes from. Fascinating stuff.

And did you know there are two versions of Humpty Dumpty, for instance?

Humpty Dumpty poem

Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall,
Humpty Dumpty had a great fall.
All the King’s horses, And all the King’s men
Couldn’t put Humpty together again!

Alternative Words…

Humpty dumpty sat on a wall,
Humpty dumpty had a great fall;
Threescore men and threescore more,
Could not place Humpty as he was before.

One Response to “Where did “Ring a Ring o Rosie” come from?”

  1. Lindsay says:

    I love it! Thanks so much.

    Do you know, there is also a lovely book called “The Annotated Mother Goose” which covers some of the same territory. For those who like a book in the hand.