DESCRIPTION: The singer is trying to make a living selling flowers. It is his only choice; father was a drunkard. One day he returns home to find mother dead. Chorus: "Flowers, bouquet, flowers I cry... My clothes don't look neat While struggling for mother and I."
EARLIEST DATE: 1941 (Randolph)
KEYWORDS: flowers drink orphan poverty
FOUND IN: US(So)
REFERENCES (2 citations):
Randolph 320, "Rag Pat" (1 text, 1 tune)
Arnold, p. 107, "Ragged Pat" (1 text, 1 tune)
Roud #7794 and 5118
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