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Book TitleAuthorDateNotes
Song TitleBonny bunch of roses Music Note (Music Score Available)
Roud No.664
Collected FromPearce, Maria
LocationSalisbury
CountyWiltshire
Collected ByVaughan-Williams, Ralph
Alternative Title
TuneVaughan-Williams, Ralph
Date1904
Source PrimaryRalph Vaughan-Williams Manuscript collection, microfilm Vol. 2 p 228
Source Secondary
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Song Lyrics
Verse 1

By the raging of the ocean,
One evening in the month of June,
And while the warbling songster,
So sweetly their notes did tune,
I overheard a female seemingly in grief and woe,
Conversing with young Buonaparte,
Concerning the bonny bunch of roses o.
 
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Notes
Ralph Vaughan-Williams - 'Sung by Maria Pearce [about 75] at Salisbury Union [workhouse] Sept 1st 1904.'

Transcribed and edited by Chris Wildridge, 2008.

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