“The Miracle Flower”

Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1950 (Creighton/Senior)
Keywords: homicide flowers supernatural
Found in: Canada(Mar)

Description

A man murders and buries a girl. A flower grows from her grave and blooms the year round. If anybody plucks the blossom, it blooms again right away. The killer comes to see it. The flower it turns to blood in his hands and reveals his guilt

Notes

[Creighton notes], "Although I have told many singers this story, I have yet to find one who knows the song." [The fragmentary text reads] "And wondered how so fair a flower could bloom and flourish there." - BN

References

  1. Creighton/Senior, pp. 188-189, "The Miracle Flower" (1 fragment, 1 tune)
  2. Roud #3345
  3. BI, CrSe188