“The Little White Rose”

Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1924 (Brown)
Keywords: drowning suicide courting flowers
Found in: US(SE)

Description

"He gave me a rose, a pretty white rose, And asked me to wear it for him. She recalls their happy days together. Later, he is found dead, having thrown himself into the stream with a rose in his mouth.

Cross references

References

  1. BrownII 276, "The Little White Rose" (1 text plus mention of 2 fragments)
  2. Roud #6628
  3. BI, BrII276