“The Bramble”

Author: Words: Ebenezer Elliot
Earliest date: 1935 (Sam Henry collection); the author died 1849
Keywords: flowers nonballad age
Found in: Ireland

Description

"Thy fruit full well the schoolboy knows, Wild bramble of the brake, So put forth thy small white rose, I love thee for his sake." The singer tells how the tame flowers fade or are put aside; the wild bramble still blooms and lets the singer feel young

References

  1. SHenry H628, pp. 62-63, "The Bramble" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. Roud #13333
  3. BI, HHH628