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Margo Origins: Blood Red Roses (what's it mean?) (143* d) RE: Blood Red Roses 08 May 01

Like many shanties, I'm inclined to believe the double entendre idea. Yes, I believe the English empire was referred to as the bonny bunch of roses, as well as the heart of oak.

I wonder what the meaning of "go down" is as that, it would seem, would have a bearing on what the blood red roses are... go down = may you sink into the sea???

Just a guess, Margo

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