I'm Tired of Living Alone
DESCRIPTION: "I'm tired of living alone. I went to the river, and I saw a pretty rose, I plucked it and called it my own. A rose will fade, and so will a maid; I'm tired of living alone."
EARLIEST DATE: 1922 (Brown)
KEYWORDS: flowers loneliness
FOUND IN: US(SE)
REFERENCES (2 citations):
BrownIII 272, "I'm Tired of Living Alone" (1 fragment)
BrownSchinhanV 272, (notes only due to a lost recording); 696, "I Want To Be Living Alone" (1 short text, 1 tune, which might be this or perhaps an "I Wish I Had Someone to Love Me" variant)
NOTES: No doubt a part of something longer and perhaps widely familiar. But I can't identify it from the stanza in Brown. Roud lumps Brown 272 and 696; I'm not sure that's right, but it's hard to see what else to do with the two fragments. - RBW
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