Rosie, Darling Rosie

DESCRIPTION: "Rosie, darling Rosie, Ha ha Rosie (x2)" "Way down yonder in Baltimore, Ha ha Rosie, Need no carpet on my floor." "Grab your partner and follow me..." "Some folks say preachers won't steal..." "Stop right still and study yourself..."
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1950 (recording, children of Brown's Chapel School)
KEYWORDS: playparty courting nonballad
REFERENCES (2 citations):
Courlander-NFM, pp. 155-156, "(Rosie Darling Rosie)" (1 text, 1 tune)
ADDITIONAL: Harold Courlander, _A Treasury of Afro-American Folklore_, Crown Publishers, 1976, pp. 539-540, "Rosie Darling Rosie" (1 text, 1 tune)

Roud #11008
Children of Brown's Chapel School, "Rosie, Darling Rosie" (on NFMAla6, RingGames1)
cf. "Coney Isle" (floating lyrics)
cf. "Some Folks Say that a Preacher Won't Steal" (lyrics)
NOTES [27 words]: Lyrics from this song made their way into the folk-revival version of "Rocky Road (Green Green)," but they don't share lyrics in their traditional versions. - PJS
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File: CNFM155

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