Rosa Lee McFall
DESCRIPTION: Singer loves Rosa Lee McFall and sings her praises. He proposes to her; she accepts, but then dies. He vows to roam the world alone "'till God prepares my place in heaven With my Rosa Lee McFall"
KEYWORDS: grief courting love death mourning travel
FOUND IN: US
Charlie Monroe & His Kentucky Pardners, "Rosa Lee McFall" (RCA Victor 21-0054, 1949)
New Lost City Ramblers, "Rosa Lee McFall" (on NLCR13)
NOTES: This plot shows up enough times that I have the sneaking suspicion "Rosa Lee McFall" is a variant of another song. Since I don't know which, however, I've indexed it on its own. - PJS
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