Fatal Rose of Red

DESCRIPTION: A girl bids her uncle to wear a red rose. He will not; a red rose once shattered his life. He had a fight with his sweetheart. He bid her to wear a white rose if she forgave him; otherwise a red. A rival switched notes; he learned the truth years later
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1928 (recording, Leo Boswell)
LONG DESCRIPTION: A girl bids her aged uncle to wear a red rose. He will not; a red rose once shattered his life. He had a fight with his sweetheart, and bid her to wear a white rose if she forgave him; otherwise a red. But a rival switched the note, and she wore a red rose. He saw it, and fled. It was not until years later that he learned the truth, after he came home and she was dead.
KEYWORDS: love courting separation trick rejection
FOUND IN: US(So)
REFERENCES (2 citations):
Randolph 808, "The Fatal Rose of Red" (1 text)
Spaeth-WeepMore, p. 141, "The Fatal Rose of Red" (1 text)

Roud #7425 and 13940
RECORDINGS:
Leo Boswell, "The Fatal Rose of Red" (Columbia 15290-D, 1928)
CROSS-REFERENCES:
cf. "Tragic Romance" (theme)
cf. "After the Ball" (theme)
File: R808

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