The Disturbing True Story of the Pied Piper of Hamelin | Ancient Origins
When, lo! as they reached the mountain-side,
A wondrous portal opened wide,
As if a cavern was suddenly hollowed;
And the Piper advanced and the children followed,
And when all were in to the very last,
The door in the mountain-side shut fast.
Robert Browning, The Pied Piper of Hamelin: A Child’s Story
Long before the rhythms of rock ‘n roll, children’s sing songs encrypted the sinister sickness of ‘revelation of the method’ that is foisted on mankind, over and over, generation after generation.
Ring a Ring o’ Roses – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
“Ring a Ring o’ Roses” or “Ring Around the Rosie” is a nursery rhyme or folksong and playground singing game. It first appeared in print in 1881, but it is reported that a version was already being sung to the current tune in the 1790s and similar rhymes are known from across Europe. It has a Roud Folk Song Index number of 7925. Urban legend says the song originally described the plague, specifically the Great Plague of London, but folklorists reject this idea [Pray tell, if you believe that line, I have beach front property up for sale in Mecca].