Here's a German version of "Ring Around the Rosie".


According to Wikipedia: "A German rhyme first printed in 1796 closely resembles [the English] 'Ring a ring o'roses' in its first stanza and accompanies the same actions (with sitting rather than falling as the concluding action):

Wir sind der Kinder dreien,
sitzen unter'm Hollerbusch
Und machen alle Huschhuschhusch!

Loosely translated this says:

Ringed, ringed row.
We are three of the children,
Sitting under an elder bush.
We all call: Hush, hush, hush! Sit down."

This rhyme is best known in Germany with the first line as 'Ringel, Ringel, Reihe'.

Game Instructions

This is sung by children forming a circle and walking around the circle as they are singing. When they get to the last line in the song, they all kneel down.

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Sheet Music

Sheet Music - Ringel-Ringel-Reihe

Thanks and Acknowledgements

Many thanks to INTER-COM Translations for contributing this rhyme.

Vielen Dank!

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