Prisoner's Song (V), The

DESCRIPTION: "Within this prison cell so dreary, I mourn away my weary heart." The singer must forever part from "my only darling." His love sends him a rose, and thinks him innocent, though he has "no hope of pardon." He will wear the rose as he is executed
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1959 (collected by Shellans from J. Ralph Vass)
KEYWORDS: prison love separation execution flowers
FOUND IN: US(SE)
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Shellans, p. 74, "The Prisoner's song" (1 text, 1 tune)
Roud #7325
NOTES: This, like almost everything else in the Vass Family repertoire, sounds half-familiar; I have to think it's another of their rewrites of something else. But it's not clear what. - RW
File: Shel074

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