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The traditional English nursery rhyme is often believed to have originated during the Great Plague of 1665.
Many believe the lyrics refer to the 'rosy rash' of plague sufferers, their sneezing, death and cremation. However, this explanation arose in the 20th century - late in the rhyme's tradition - and in fact many earlier versions of the poem exist which exclude the words this interpretation relies upon.
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