Green Grows the Willow Tree

DESCRIPTION: "Green grows the willow-tree (x3), Up steps a lady with a rose in her hand." "Bargain, bargain, you young man; You promised to marry me a long time ago. You promised to marry me -- you sha'n't say no."
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1903 (Newell-GamesAndSongsOfAmericanChildren)
KEYWORDS: playparty flowers courting promise
REFERENCES (2 citations):
Newell-GamesAndSongsOfAmericanChildren, #169, "Green Grows the Willow-Tree" (1 text)
NorthCarolinaFolkloreJournal, Dan Patterson, "A Sheaf of North Carolina Folksongs," Vol. IV, No. 1 (Jul 1956), pp. 30-31, "Green Grows the Willow Tree" (1 short text, 1 tune)

Roud #7918
File: Newe169

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