“Rosie, Darling Rosie”


"Rosie, darling Rosie, Ha ha Rosie (x2)" "Way down yonder in Baltimore, Ha ha Rosie, Need no carpet on my floor." "Grab your partner and follow me..." "Some folks say preachers won't steal..." "Stop right still and study yourself..."


Lyrics from this song made their way into the folk-revival version of "Rocky Road (Green Green)," but they don't share lyrics in their traditional versions. - PJS

Cross references


  • Children of Brown's Chapel School, "Rosie, Darling Rosie" (on NFMAla6, RingGames1)


  1. Courlander-NFM, pp. 155-156, "(Rosie Darling Rosie)" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. Roud #11008
  3. BI, CNFM155


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1950 (recording, children of Brown's Chapel School)
Found in: US(SE)