Jolie Fleur de Rosier (Lovely Flower of the Rose-Tree)

DESCRIPTION: French. Singer's father's golden keys have fallen into the sea; she'll marry whoever retrieves them. A "galant" dives in, but the keys begin to ring out; on his second dive, he drowns. Someone (her father?) curses all young women, for the galant is dead.
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1946 (Berry-FolkSongsOfOldVincennes)
KEYWORDS: foreignlanguage grief promise death drowning tasks sea
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Berry-FolkSongsOfOldVincennes, p. 72, "Jolie fleur de rosier (O Lovely Budding Rose-Tree)" (1 text + translation, 1 tune)
cf. "Isabeau S'y Promene (Isabel)" (plot)
cf. "The Lady of Carlisle" [Laws O25] (theme)
NOTES [46 words]: While the plot is clearly related to "Isabeau S'y Promene", the protagonists are different enough that I split them. You should check that out, though. - PJS
And also "The Lady of Carlisle" [Laws O25] and its variants -- essentially the same plot, but with a happy ending. - RBW
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