“Katie's Secret”


"Last night I was weeping along, mother...." "Then Willie came down to the gate." "So out in the moonlight we wandered." Willie "called me his darling, his bride." Now she rejoices, gathering sweet roses and wondering "if ever Any were so happy as we."


  1. Belden, p. 215, "Katie's Secret" (1 text plus reference to 1 more)
  2. Randolph 778, "Katie's Secret" (2 texts, 1 tune)
  3. LPound-ABS, 92, pp. 198-199, "Katie's Secret"; pp. 199-200, "The Hawthorne Tree" (2 texts)
  4. BrownII 174, "Katie's Secret" (1 text)
  5. cf. Gardner/Chickering, p. 480, "Katie's Secret" (source notes only)
  6. Roud #4381
  7. BI, R778


Alternate titles: “Weeping Katie”
Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1913 (Belden)
Keywords: love courting family
Found in: US(MW,So)