“I'm Tired of Living Alone”


"I'm tired of living alone. I went to the river, and I saw a pretty rose, I plucked it and called it my own. A rose will fade, and so will a maid; I'm tired of living alone."


No doubt a part of something longer and perhaps widely familiar. But I can't identify it from the stanza in Brown. - RBW


  1. BrownIII 272, "I'm Tired of Living Alone" (1 fragment)
  2. Roud #15744
  3. BI, Br3272


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1922 (Brown)
Keywords: flowers loneliness
Found in: US(SE)