Snake in the Grass

DESCRIPTION: A young man vigorously courts the singer, then asks how much money her father has promised as a dowry. When she answers "None," he vanishes. She warns, "But well a day, alas, alas, 'Mong roses sometimes there's a snake in the grass."
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1942 (Randolph)
KEYWORDS: courting abandonment dowry money
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Randolph 819, "Snake in the Grass" (1 text)
Roud #7434
File: R819

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