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Palace Posy

Palace Posy
Running time 4:05
Appears on Tomorrow's Harvest


  • "Palace Posy" is an anagram of "Apocalypse". [1]

Samples / Lyrics[edit]

  • The song samples the word "eleven" from the 1970s WTCN-TV jingle.[2]


  • A palace is the official residence of a sovereign, archbishop, bishop, or other exalted person. The word derives from the Latin palatium, from Palatium, the Palatine Hill in Rome where the emperors' residences were built.[3]
  • A posy is a brief sentiment, motto, or legend. Alternatively it is a word for a flower or bouquet of flowers. During the Plague, posies of herbs were carried as protection and to ward off the smell of the disease.[4]
    • “Ring a Ring o’ Roses” is a folksong and singing game that was first published in 1881 in England. Although first published in 1881 only, it is believed that the tune of the song was well known at least one hundred years before as well. A very similar German nursery rhyme and singing game was already published in the 18th century. There is a theory that the lyrics would depict the Great Plague, but this was proved to be unfounded, as this claim originated in the 20th century and was based upon the modern version of the lyrics, not the original ones.[5]
      Ring a ring o’ roses
      A pocketful of posies
      a-tishoo, a-tishoo
      We all fall down.
  • Posies became popular fashion accessories and have been known as tussie-mussies since the reign of Queen-Empress Victoria,[1] the first British sovereign to take residence at Buckingham Palace.[2] As well, the British Empire was known by the name "the empire on which the sun never sets."[3]


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