Sweet Rose in June, The
DESCRIPTION: Couplets about milk maid Miss Kate or Katie. For example, "Down in the green meadows I'll walk with Miss Kate, Where cowslips are growing to make the milk sweet" The chorus is in the Taylor note below.
EARLIEST DATE: 1867 (Taylor's _The Story of Kennett_; see note below)
KEYWORDS: love farming lyric nonballad
FOUND IN: Britain(England(South))
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Williams-FolkSongsOfTheUpperThames, p. 145, "The Sweet Rose in June" (1 text) (also Williams-Wiltshire-WSRO Ox 264)
NOTES [49 words]: "... another [husker] sang a melody popular at the time, the refrain of which was, "Be it late or early, be it late or soon, It's I will enjoy the sweet rose in June!" (source: Bayard Taylor, The Story of Kennett, (New York, 1867 ("Digitized by Google")), p. 212); Kennett is in Pennsylvania. - BS
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