2 pages | PDF | 437.3 KBRing around the rosie is a traditional folk song. It is written in the key of C major and A minor and has 28 measures. The song is a circle game and involves singing the lyrics while playing a physical game simultaneously. Its lyrics are a rhyme that describes a group of children forming a circle and falling down. It is said that the song is a reference to the Great Plague of London in 1665 and suggests that the "rosie" refers to the red, bubo-like swellings that appeared on the bodies of plague victims. Although the exact origin of the song is unknown, it has been popular for hundreds of years and is still sung today.