“Rosedale Waters (The Skeptic's Daughter)”


The skeptic's daughter sets out to refute the Christians. She is instead converted. Her father orders her to reject the faith. She refuses his order, and is cast from his home. But soon her parents come to her, begging her to return and convert them


This piece may have been used by Holy Rollers to try to convert souls, but all I can say is that its utter banality would be likely to convert me the other way.... - RBW

Cross references


  1. Randolph 601, "The Skeptic's Daughter" (1 text plus an excerpt, 2 tunes)
  2. Randolph/Cohen, pp. 418-422, "The Skeptic's Daughter" (1 text, 1 tune -- Randolph's 601A)
  3. Roud #4644
  4. BI, R601


Alternate titles: “Rosedale Shores”
Author: Music: F. T. Alexander?
Earliest date: 1897 (manuscript known to Randolph)
Found in: US(So)