“Farewell, Dear Rosanna”


Rosanna's parents send her lover away and cause her to marry a squire. Her lover is lost at sea with all his shipmates save one, who tells Rosanna the sad news. She kills herself with a silver dagger.


  1. Laws M30, "Farewell, Dear Rosanna"
  2. SharpAp 172, "Farewell Dear Rosanna" (2 texts, 2 tunes)
  3. Combs/Wilgus 96, pp. 168-169, "Rosanna" (1 text)
  4. Ritchie-SingFam, pp. 120-122, "[Farewell, Dear Roseannie]" (1 text, 1 tune)
  5. BBI, ZN2063, "O where's my Rosinda? shall I never more"
  6. DT 586, FRWLROSN
  7. Roud #788
  8. BI, LM30


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1917 (Cecil Sharp collection)
Keywords: death suicide love
Found in: US(Ap)