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Thread #75231   Message #1321033
Posted By: Jim Dixon
08-Nov-04 - 10:33 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Poor Wildwood Flower
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Poor Wildwood Flower
According to this record list, Harvie June Van recorded POOR WILDWOOD FLOWER with WHEN YOU ARE HERE on RCA 47-7668.

The BMI Repertoire says POOR WILDWOOD FLOWER was written by Robert B. Ferguson (a.k.a. Bob Ferguson). It has also been recorded by The Browns and by Helen Carter. I got the following lyrics from a sound sample of The Browns' recording:

...ringlets of wavin' black hair
With the roses so red and the lilies so fair
And the myrtle so bright with the emerald dew
The pale dianita (?) and eyes azure blue.
(Poor wildwood flower.)

As far as the sample goes, it doesn't depart very far from the traditional version(s).