Oh Gin My Love War a Red Rose
DESCRIPTION: The singer says that if his love were a rose and he a drop of dew he would fall on her; if she were frozen ale her kiss would keep him warm; if she were locked up in a coffer and he had the key he would open the coffer twenty times a night.
EARLIEST DATE: 1904 (GreigDuncan5)
KEYWORDS: courting love flowers nonballad
FOUND IN: Britain(Scotland(Aber))
REFERENCES (1 citation):
GreigDuncan5 936, "Oh Gin My Love War a Red Rose" (1 text, 1 tune)
cf. "The Monthly Rose" (some verses)
cf. "My Lovie She's Little" (lyrics about ale warming on the coldest night)
NOTES [33 words]: The first verse was adapted by Burns for the beginning of his second verse of "O Were My Love Yon Lilac Fair" (Robert Burns, The Complete Poems and Songs of Robert Burns (New Lanark,2005), p. 383). - BS
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