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Thread #1143   Message #3510
Posted By: Tamara
26-Mar-97 - 12:13 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: 'Rose, Rose' round: More verses?
Subject: "Rose, Rose" round: more verses?
Hey !

I've got the round that goes:

Rose, Rose, Rose, Rose,
Shall I ever see thee wed?
I will marry at thy will, Sire
At thy will.

These other two rounds can be sung together with "Rose":

Thou poor bird, take thy flight
High above the sorrows of this dark night.


Heigh, ho, nobody home
Meat, nor drink, nor money have I none
Still, I will be merry....

I've also collected these verses (or variants):

Ding, dong, ding, dong
Wedding bells on a April morn
Carve my name on a moss-covered stone
A moss-covered stone

Rose, Rose, Rose, Rose
Shall I ever see thee wed?
What shall be the name of the lass, Rose?
Name of the lass?

Ding, Dong, Ding, Dong
Church bells chime on an April morn
Dawn will see thee married today, Rose
Married today.

So. Does anybody
A) have more verses?
B) know anything about the history of the bits I've got?