DESCRIPTION: "The melven vine grows around the tree" (x2). "Go write her name and send it to me." "Morris Jones his name shall be." "So rise you up and she will sit down."
EARLIEST DATE: 1916 (Wolford)
KEYWORDS: playparty nonballad
FOUND IN: US(MW)
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Wolford, pp. 66-67=WOlfordRev, p. 143, "Melven Vine" (1 text)
NOTES: Roud appears to lump this with the much more common "Sleeping Beauty (Thorn Rose, Briar Rose)." This is possible, but I'd want more evidence. - RBW
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