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
REFERENCES (3 citations):
Musick-JAF-TheOldAlbumOf-William-A-Larkin 36, "Daisy Dean" (1 text)
McNeil-SouthernFolkBalladsVol2, pp. 162-165, "Daisy Deane" (2 texts, one the original print version and the other a field collection; 2 tunes)
Wolf-AmericanSongSheets, #418, p. 28, "Daisy Deane" (1 reference)

ST MN2162 (Partial)
Roud #4269
Grandpa Jones, "Daisy Dean" (King 834, 1949)
NOTES [86 words]: 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. George F. Root, who knew James R. Murray and whose company published the song, reported it as "one of the marked successes of the day." Murray was a Union soldier when he wrote it; Root & Cady hired him as an editor after the Civil War (George F. Root, The Story of a Musical Life, 1891; I use the 1970(?) Da Capo reprint, p. 142). - RBW
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