Farewell, Dear Rosanna [Laws M30]

DESCRIPTION: Rosanna's parents send her lover away and cause her to marry a squire. Her lover is lost at sea with all his shipmates save one, who tells Rosanna the sad news. She kills herself with a silver dagger.
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1917 (Cecil Sharp collection)
KEYWORDS: death suicide love marriage separation
REFERENCES (6 citations):
Laws M30, "Farewell, Dear Rosanna"
SharpAp 172, "Farewell Dear Rosanna" (2 texts, 2 tunes)
Combs/Wilgus 96, pp. 168-169, "Rosanna" (1 text)
Ritchie-SingFam, pp. 120-122, "[Farewell, Dear Roseannie]" (1 text, 1 tune)
BBI, ZN2063, "O where's my Rosinda? shall I never more"

Roud #788
File: LM30

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