Bunch of Violets, The

DESCRIPTION: The day before he is to go to war his sweetheart gives a soldier a bunch of violets, vowing to be true. He is killed. A comrade returns the violets to his sweetheart on her wedding day. "An old man's gold had won her from her lover far away"
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1969 (SCDChapman01)
KEYWORDS: courting infidelity love wedding war parting death flowers lover soldier
FOUND IN: Britain(Scotland(Aber)) Ireland
REFERENCES (1 citation):
ADDITIONAL: Linda-May Ballard, "Isabella McBride - Traditional Singer" in Folk Music Journal, Vol. 9, No. 4 (2009 (available online by JSTOR)), pp. 512-513 "The Bunch of Violets Blue" ("Out in the moonlit garden not far from the ballroom grand") (1 text, 1 tune)
Roud #5348
RECORDINGS:
Daisy Chapman, "The Bunch of Violets" (on SCDChapman01)
File: RcBunVio

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