When the Roses Were in Bloom

DESCRIPTION: "When the roses were in bloom And the leaves were green, I would join you if I could, As my queen, as my queen." He begs her to meet him by the river, and she does. Then when the roses faded and the leaves blew away, "Love had fled"
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1879 (Journal of the Andrew Hicks)
KEYWORDS: love river courting flowers death
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REFERENCES (1 citation):
Huntington-Gam, pp. 298-299, "When the Roses Were in Bloom" (1 text, 1 tune)
Roud #27549
File: HGam298

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