Katie's Secret

DESCRIPTION: "Last night I was weeping along, mother...." "Then Willie came down to the gate." "So out in the moonlight we wandered." Willie "called me his darling, his bride." Now she rejoices, gathering sweet roses and wondering "if ever Any were so happy as we."
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1913 (Belden)
KEYWORDS: love courting family
FOUND IN: US(MW,Ro,So) Canada(Ont)
REFERENCES (7 citations):
Belden, p. 215, "Katie's Secret" (1 text plus reference to 1 more)
Randolph 778, "Katie's Secret" (2 texts, 1 tune)
LPound-ABS, 92, pp. 198-199, "Katie's Secret"; pp. 199-200, "The Hawthorne Tree" (2 texts)
BrownII 174, "Katie's Secret" (1 text)
Hubbard, #68, "Katie's Secret" (1 text)
Stout 51, pp. 69-70, "The Hawthorne Tree" (1 text)
cf. Gardner/Chickering, p. 480, "Katie's Secret" (source notes only)

Roud #4381
RECORDINGS:
Lotys Murrin, "Willie and Kate" (on ONEFowke01)
ALTERNATE TITLES:
Weeping Katie
File: R778

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