Faded Flowers

DESCRIPTION: "I've been gathering wild flowers on the hillside To wreathe upon your brow. But so long you've kept me waiting They ate dead and faded now." When he loved her, she turned him loose; now she wants him back, but he loves another. She will remain true
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1910 (Belden-BalladsSongsCollectedByMissourFolkloreSociety)
KEYWORDS: love abandonment return loneliness flowers
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Belden-BalladsSongsCollectedByMissourFolkloreSociety, pp. 216-217, "Faded Flowers" (1 text)
Roud #6983
cf. "Parting Words" (floating lyrics)
NOTES [51 words]: According to Edwin Wolf 2nd, American Song Sheets, Slip Ballads, and Political Broadsides 1850-1870, Library Company of Philadelphia, 1963, p. 39, there are at least two Civil War era broadses with this title, with first list "The flowers I saw in the wild wood"; they do not list an author or date. - RBW
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