“How Sweet the Rose Blaws”


"How sweet the rose blaws, it fades and it fa's; Red is the rose and bonnie, O! It brings to my mind what my dear laddie was; So bloomed -- so cut off was my Johnnie, O!" Peace is come, but the singer's love is dead. She will meet him soon (in death)


This is almost the only song in Ford which is offered entirely without comment. Whatever that means. - RBW


  1. Ford-Vagabond, p. 176, "How Sweet the Rose Blaws" (1 text)
  2. Roud #13166
  3. BI, FVS176A


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1904 (Ford)
Found in: Britain(Scotland)