“The Rue and the Thyme (The Rose and the Thyme)”

Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1930 (Ord)
Keywords: courting rejection virginity floatingverses
Found in: Britain(Scotland)

Description

Told mostly in floating lyrics: "I'm sorry, I'm sorry that my fortune's been so bad, Since I've fa'en in love wi' a young sailor lad." They exchange letters and flowers; she says he may keep his rose and she will keep her thyme.

Cross references

References

  1. Ord, p. 187, "The Rose and the Thyme" (1 text)
  2. Roud #858
  3. BI, Ord187