Bramble, The

DESCRIPTION: "Thy fruit full well the schoolboy knows, Wild bramble of the brake, So put forth thy small white rose, I love thee for his sake." The singer tells how the tame flowers fade or are put aside; the wild bramble still blooms and lets the singer feel young
AUTHOR: Words: Ebenezer Elliot
EARLIEST DATE: 1935 (Sam Henry collection); the author died 1849
KEYWORDS: flowers nonballad age
FOUND IN: Ireland
REFERENCES (1 citation):
SHenry H628, pp. 62-63, "The Bramble" (1 text, 1 tune)
Roud #13333
File: HHH628

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