The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #7171   Message #179636
Posted By: Sandy Paton
16-Feb-00 - 06:03 PM
Thread Name: Origin: Red Is the Rose
Subject: RE: Red Is The Rose
Lucy Simpson learned the song from the great Irish sean nos singer, Joe Heany, when he was living in New York. While it is sung to the air of "Loch Lomond," the source of the version that has made its way into the folk revival repertoire was as Irish as he could be. See the two versions in the DT.