How Sweet the Rose Blaws

DESCRIPTION: "How sweet the rose blaws, it fades and it fa's; Red is the rose and bonnie, O! It brings to my mind what my dear laddie was; So bloomed -- so cut off was my Johnnie, O!" Peace is come, but the singer's love is dead. She will meet him soon (in death)
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1904 (Ford)
KEYWORDS: love soldier death flowers
FOUND IN: Britain(Scotland)
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Ford-Vagabond, p. 176, "How Sweet the Rose Blaws" (1 text)
Roud #13166
NOTES: This is almost the only song in Ford which is offered entirely without comment. Whatever that means. - RBW
File: FVS176A

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