American Old Time Song Lyrics: 39 Ring A Rosy Rosy And Joe

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RING-A-ROSY(Rosy and Joe)
Copyright, 1892, by James Meakins.
Words and Music by James Meakins.
Arranged by Arthur M. Cohen.

My Rosy loves her Joe, my Josy loves his Roe;
And if you see us in the sun you'll say that it is so.
We go about together, in sunshine or in ruin.
And we never mind the weather, though, in love is plain.
Ev'ry Sunday morning when the people go to church
The parson lingers on his way to greet folks in the porch;
He takes the hand of Josy, and takes the hand of Roe;
While bells play ring-a-rosy, he says, "Come on, Joe."

Refrain and Chorus.
Ring-a-ring in posy, Josy loves his Rosy,
Rosy loves her Josy, say all the folks in town,
Ring-a-ring-a-rosy, Josy will wed Rosy;
In a ring so cosy we'll all call down.

Now Josy hugs his Roe, and Rosy kisses Joe;
Can you behold us in the moon you'll see a belle and beau.
We are just like two flowers, and bloom in shade or shine;
To love with all life's powers so, will prove divine.
In the Sabbath sermon that the pastor has to preach,
He draws his wisdom with a will of wit be has to teach;
He says, "You look at Rosy! and then you all see Joe;
When you can love like Joe and Roe I will wed you."

Refrain and Chorus.
Ring-a-ring-a-rosy, in the sky so cosy,
Sing the holy angels high in the heaven flown.
Stars their shining tapers, golden words on papers;
In a home so cosy we all would own.
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