Poor Rosy

DESCRIPTION: "Poor Rosy, poor gal, Rosy broke my poor heart, Heaven shall be my home. Before I stay in Hell one day, Heaven shall be my home." The singer has "hard troubles," and "trials"; (he bids farewell to Brother Robert and Sister Lucy and turns to Heaven)
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1867 (Allen/Ware/Garrison)
KEYWORDS: religious nonballad
FOUND IN: US(SE)
REFERENCES (2 citations):
Allen/Ware/Garrison, p. 7, "Poor Rosy" (1 text, 1 tune plus a variant form)
Scott-BoA, pp. 199-201, "Poor Rosy" (1 text, probably retouched, 1 tune)

Roud #11856
File: SBoA199

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