Little White Rose, The

DESCRIPTION: "He gave me a rose, a pretty white rose, And asked me to wear it for him." She recalls their happy days together. Later, he is found dead, having thrown himself into the stream with a rose in his mouth.
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1924 (Brown)
KEYWORDS: drowning suicide courting flowers river
REFERENCES (4 citations):
BrownII 276, "The Little White Rose" (1 text plus mention of 2 fragments)
BrownSchinhanIV 276, "The Little White Rose" (1 excerpt, 1 tune)
Boswell/Wolfe 75, "The White Rose" (1 text, 1 tune)
Browne 114, "Little White Rose" (2 texts, 2 tunes)

Roud #6628
Emry Arthur, "The White Rose" (Vocalion 5335, 1929?)
cf. "Willie Down by the Pond (Sinful to Flirt)" [Laws G19] (plot)
File: BrII276

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