Sweet Rosie Levinsky
DESCRIPTION: "Sweet Rosie Levinsky, She was a blacksmith by birth. She was tired of living And decided to leave this old earth. She tried dying by inches, But finding that this was to hard She went out in the alley Laid down and died by the yard.... Three feet."
EARLIEST DATE: 1927 (Shay-Barroom)
FOUND IN: US
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Shay-Barroom, p. 25, "Sweet Rosie" (1 text)
cf. "Sweet Rosie O'Grady" (lyrics)
NOTES [15 words]: Presumably to be sung to the tune of "Sweet Rosie O'Grady," but Shay indicates no tune. - RBW
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