Blushing Rose, The
DESCRIPTION: "Hold me to you, closely, darling, As you did in days of old." "Life is from me fastly fleeing... Place my head beneath a rose." "Take me back, for I am dying, I can love no one but you." "Lay me where sweet flowers mingle, Where the drowning lilies blow"
EARLIEST DATE: 1941 (Peters)
KEYWORDS: death separation love flowers
FOUND IN: US(MW)
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Peters, p. 144, The Blushing Rose" (1 text, 1 tune)
cf. "The Broken Engagement (II -- We Have Met and We Have Parted)" (lyrics)
NOTES: This is a conundrum. About half of this is the same as the Carter Family's "Broken-Hearted Lover," which itself seems to be a version of "The Broken Engagement (II -- We Have Met and We Have Parted)." But the lyric similaritoes are mostly in the second half, and the tunes are different. I am, very tentatively, splitting this off into its own song -- but you should surely consult "The Broken Engagement" also. - RBW
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