To be sung to the tune of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer. With feeling. 

 

Blackie the Black Death Microbe

Caused a very nasty plague

And if you ever caught it

You’d contract buboes and ague

~

All of the other microbes

Used to laugh and call it names

They’d never let Yersinia Pestis

Join in any microbe games

~

 

Then one foggy Christmas Eve [probably not]

Somewhere in the East

Blackie jumped on board a flea

And the rest is history!

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Blackie the Black Death Microbe

Killed about a third of Europe

And when it got to Britain

It’s worldwide death toll flew up!

 

Let’s take a second to appreciate the Black Death of 1348 and possibly buy an appropriate gift for the Fourteenth Century Medievalist in your life: http://www.giantmicrobes.com/uk/products/blackdeath.html 

 

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