Daisy Deane

DESCRIPTION: The singer recalls meeting Daisy Deane in a flowery meadow where the birds sang. He recalls that she outshone the flowers. But now both are faded; Daisy is dead
AUTHOR: Lt. T. F. Winthrop & James R. Murray
EARLIEST DATE: 1863 (sheet music published by Root & Cady, Chicago)
KEYWORDS: death courting flowers
FOUND IN: US(MW,SE)
REFERENCES (3 citations):
Musick-Larkin 36, "Daisy Dean" (1 text)
McNeil-SFB2, pp. 162-165, "Daisy Deane" (2 texts, one the original print version and the other a field collection; 2 tunes)
WolfAmericanSongSheets, #418, p. 28, "Daisy Deane" (1 reference)

ST MN2162 (Partial)
Roud #4269
RECORDINGS:
Grandpa Jones, "Daisy Dean" (King 834, 1949)
NOTES: There is a "Daisy Deane Songster" dated 1869, presumably named after the heroine of his song. This would seem to imply a high degree of popularity for the song, at least for a time. - RBW
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File: MN2162

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