THE DARKENER: RING AROUND THE ROSY OH
And so the Darkener came and placed his hands
In those of the Sickener and so they resumed
Their trek to destruction. And also so as tales
Go, they found a flea to carry their torture.
And it’s Ring around the rosy oh, the fever pitch
The crazy bitch that chases its tail in destruction
A pocket full of posies go as round the ring the
Dancers go, scratch at the fleas and think no more
But ashes, ashes, they all fall down And the Quickner,
And the baker and the glad undertaker go round the ring
Again for children playing, go past the reaper grim and
All for playing, playing, playing. And all in fun for playing.