Convict and the Rose, The
DESCRIPTION: An innocent prisoner will be executed in the morning. He thinks about his sweetheart, who sent him a rose. "When I go at daylight's dawning Against my heart they'll find this rose"
EARLIEST DATE: 1940 (recording, Blue Sky Boys); in tradition, 1951 (MUNFLA-Leach)
KEYWORDS: love execution prison punishment trial death flowers nonballad lover
FOUND IN: Canada(Newf)
Blue Sky Boys, "The Convict and the Rose" (Bluebird B-8522, 1940)
Joe Sutton, "The Prisoner of Newfoundland" (on MUNFLA-Leach)
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