“As Welcome as the Flowers in May”

Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1927 (recording, McFarland & Gardner)
Keywords: home separation dream father mother family
Found in: US(Ap,So)


"Last night I dreamed a sweet, sweet dream, I thought I saw my home, sweet home." The singer dreams of seeing his parents and his sweetheart Bess, who tell him they've been waiting and that he's "as welcome as the flowers in May."


Despite the similarity in titles (perhaps inspired by a common saying), this appears to have no relationship at all with the Sam Henry song "You're Welcome as the Flowers in May."

Dan J. Sullivan in 1902 published a song "You're As Welcome As the Flowers In May"; I don't know which of the two traditional songs of that title, if either, it represents. - RBW

Perhaps one of the recordings is responsible for the Randolph entry? It wouldn't be the first time. - PJS



  1. Randolph 856, "As Welcome as the Flowers in May" (1 text)
  2. Cambiaire, p. 101, "You're As Welcome as the Flowers in May" (1 text)
  3. Roud #4347
  4. BI, R856