Ring Around The Rosie, Pat-a-Cake & Skip To My Lou, My Darling

Blog 1992 – 03.09.2021

Ring Around the Rosie, Pat-a-Cake & Skip To My Lou, My Darling


Ring Around the Rosie, Pat-a-Cake & Skip To My Lou, My Darling

This little book really is a treasure trove of children’s songs and I hope you are enjoying it as much as I am. And I know children’s books are not for everyone nor are children’s songs, but some of us like to remember fondly our own childhood memories and others wish to rewrite theirs even better through their children, grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and others people’s children.

Childhood is such a relatively short time in a long life such as this one, but unresolved childhood traumas and dramas can haunt us all our lives how much better that we populate our childhood memories with songs, laughter, and good stories.

Some of the origin stories behind the children’s songs are quite telling themselves. It is said that Ring Around the Rosie came out of the Great Plague of London.

Like comedy, many of our most popular and long sung songs are born out of trial and adversity. It is better to laugh than to cry and better to sing and play than to drink wine and whine, but to each his own. One of the key elements of my personal philosophy comes from the first of the Ten Intentions for a Better World:

“I refrain from opposing or harming anyone. I allow others to have their own experiences. I see life in all things and honor it as if it were my own. I support life.”

Skip to my Lou, my Darling or sit this one out if you choose. The choice is always yours for you and mine for me.

Your friend and fellow traveler,

David White


The Dance

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