Rosewater Bee, The

DESCRIPTION: "The Rosewater Bee is a dandy, I can't help but watch as he flies; He is steering straight for your brain, boys." The newspaper "is loaded with lies" the that Farmers' Alliance and the Independent party will fight; they will drive the bees from the hive
AUTHOR: Words; John King
EARLIEST DATE: 1891 (Farmer's Alliance, February 14, 1891 edition, according to Welsch)
KEYWORDS: political farming
REFERENCES (2 citations):
Welsch, pp. 70-71, "The Rosewater Bee" (1 text)
ADDITIONAL: Nebraska Folklore, Pamphlet Twenty, "More Farmers' Alliance Songs of the 1890's," Federal Writers' Project, 1939, p. 15, "The Rosewater Bee" (1 text)

NOTES [39 words]: The Nebraska Folklore Project says that this was "Composed and sung by John King of Rock Creek precinct, Saunders County," which would seem to imply that it has its own tune, but I rather suspect it was sung to "Rosin the Beau." - RBW
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File: Wels070

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