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As you know, nursery rhymes are young children’s songs usually associated to playground games.

The most famous of them all in the English-speaking countries is “Ring-a-ring o’roses”, a children’s singing game in which players hold hands and dance in a circle.

At the end of the line We all fall down, the group usually falls down into a heap, and in some versions of the game the last down would choose a favourite or take the place of another in the middle of the ring.

 

The words of "Ring a Ring o' Roses" differ by region and also by country, but the tune is the same.

Ring games which end in flopping to the ground or similar are common throughout Europe.

The lyrics on "Five" are a modern children's song written by a friend of my "boss. Have fun singing them and don't forget to visit Barry4kids very often. Cheers.



 
   
 

All you need to know about Five
Lyrics © Laura Beken, 2012. All rights reserved

Five is patient, Five is smart,
Five has learned to zip it up!
Five's predictable but oh so strange,
So rules apply, but always change...

Five will listen, Five will nod,
But Five finds people mostly odd.
Five's affectionate and Five is kind,
And Five can also read your mind...

Chorus
Five can sing and Five can dance,
Has good taste and common sense.
Full of sparkles, laughs and smiles
Five can last a thousand miles.
If you ever get a Five
Give it hugs and it will thrive


Five's a klutz - make no mistake,
With Five around things tend to break.
Training Five's a piece o' cake
But watch yourself for goodness sake!

The world is not all black and white
But Five will always do what's right,
Five will always speak its mind -
Five's the last one of its kind.

Chorus
Five can sing and Five can dance,
Has good taste and common sense.
Full of sparkles, laughs and smiles
Five can last a thousand miles.
If you ever get a Five
Give it hugs and it will thrive


If you ever loose your way,
If you have an awful day
Know that Five is on its way,
Five will come to save the day.

Ring a Ring o' Roses

(Brit.)
Ring a ring o'roses
A pocket full of posies
"Atishoo! Atishoo!"*
We all fall down!
*British word for sneezing sound.

(Amer.)
Ring around the rosy
A pocket full of posies
"Ashes, ashes"
We all fall down!

(Canad.)
Ring around the rosy
A pocket full of posies
"Hush-a, hush-a"
We all fall down!

 

Five little speckled frogs

Five little speckled frogs
Sat on a speckled log
Eating some most delicious grubs - yum, yum
One jumped into the pool
Where it was nice and cool
Now there are four green speckled frogs - glub, glub.

Four little speckled frogs
Sat on a speckled log
Eating some most delicious grubs - yum, yum
One jumped into the pool
Where it was nice and cool
Now there are three green speckled frogs - glub, glub.

Three little speckled frogs
Sat on a speckled log
Eating some most delicious grubs - yum, yum
One jumped into the pool
Where it was nice and cool
Now there are two green speckled frogs - glub, glub.

Two little speckled frogs
Sat on a speckled log
Eating some most delicious grubs - yum, yum
One jumped into the pool
Where it was nice and cool
Now there are one green speckled frogs - glub, glub.

One little speckled frog
Sat on a speckled log
Eating some most delicious grubs - yum, yum
One jumped into the pool
Where it was nice and cool
Now there are no green speckled frogs - glub, glub.

 
         
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    All Texts and Illustrations © Dulce Rodrigues, 2009. All rights reserved