Royal Rose, The
DESCRIPTION: The singer says "There is a flower in yon garden ... And I wish that flower were mine." The garden "with weeds is all o'ergrown." "He is a Rose, a royal Rose ... And is my choice above all those." If Providence ordains it, the Rose will be hers.
EARLIEST DATE: 1881 (Christie)
KEYWORDS: love nonballad
FOUND IN: Britain(Scotland(Aber))
REFERENCES (2 citations):
GreigDuncan4 762, "The Royal Rose" (1 fragment, 1 tune)
ADDITIONAL: W. Christie, editor, Traditional Ballad Airs (Edinburgh, 1881 (downloadable pdf by University of Edinburgh, 2007)), Vol II, pp. 234-235, "The Royal Rose" (1 tune)
NOTES: The GreigDuncan4 version is two verses which are included in Christie's four. The description follows Christie. - BS
This sounds like a Bonnie Prince Charlie song, although it is of course not specific. - RBW
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