HOW STUFF WORKS
QUIZZES

FOLLOW US
Can You Finish the Lyrics to These Childhood Playground Songs?
by Zoe Samuel
shutterstock

Everyone remembers their childhood playground songs - or at least, we remember the hook, probably the melody, and most of all, we remember how they made us feel. We all loved to sing them with our friends ad nauseam, even when the teachers were getting bored and even we knew on some level that it was time to move on to another ditty. We sang them even when we didn't actually know the origins of many of the songs were super dark (for example, did you know that "Ring a ring of roses" is actually about the Black Death?).  We sang them to protest the fact that we'd been forced out of doors irrespective of the weather, we sang them to coordinate our games, and we sang them for the sheer pleasure of singing very badly in a large group when it doesn't matter whether you can actually carry a tune or not. That's why we remember them so very well.

Indeed, since these songs are so memorable and such earworms that they are still stuck in your head ten or twenty or fifty years later, you're not going to have any trouble precisely remembering their lyrics... right? Take this quiz to find out!

Read More
Scroll to Begin Quiz

ABOUT HOWSTUFFWORKS

How much do you know about how car engines work? And how much do you know about how the English language works? And what about how guns work? How much do you know? Lucky for you, HowStuffWorks is about more than providing great answers about how the world works. We are also here to bring joy to your day with fun quizzes, compelling photography and fascinating listicles. Some of our content is about how stuff works. Some is about how much you know about how stuff works. And some is just for fun! Because, well, did you know that having fun is an important part of how your brain works? Well, it is! So keep reading!