Sweet as the Flowers in May Time
DESCRIPTION: "Sweet as the flowers in May/springtime, Sweet as the honey dew, Sweet as the roses in the bowers, I'm thinking tonight of you. Sweet as the rose in the garden, Sweet as the dew on the rose, I'd rather be somebody's darling Than a poor boy nobody knows."
EARLIEST DATE: 1932 (recording, Carter Family)
KEYWORDS: love flowers
FOUND IN: US(So)
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Randolph 832, "Sweet as the Flowers in May Time" (2 fragments)
The Carter Family, "Sweet as the Flowers in Maytime" (Victor V-23761, 1932)
NOTES [36 words]: The two fragments in Randolph both have the same chorus as the Carter Family recording, but the Carter text appears to be a rewrite with some elements of "Meet Me Tonight in the Moonlight" or something similar. - RBW
Go to the Ballad Search form
Go to the Ballad Index Song List
Go to the Ballad Index Instructions
Go to the Ballad Index Bibliography or Discography
The Ballad Index Copyright 2018 by Robert B. Waltz and David G. Engle.