Don’t play games with me; Don’t plague me to death

Don’t play games with me

I do not wish to sound nosy
I do not love to be cosy
Don’t beat around the bush
And when shove comes from push
Don’t play ring-around-the-rosy

Alan Grace
29 December 2017

Daily prompt:  Cozy


Urban legend says the song originally described the plague, specifically the Great Plague of London, or the Black Death, but folklorists reject this idea.[2]

The version I knew as a child was similar to this:

Ring a ring of roses, a pocketfull of posies, atishoo, atishoo, we all fall down

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