“The Juniper Tree”


"Oh sister Phoebe, how merry we were The night we sat under the juniper tree...." "So put this hat on, it will keep your head warm, And take a sweet kiss, it will do you no harm." Phoebe and/or the boy are encouraged to get married


A kising game, according to Ritchie, though a few texts are slightly fuller. - RBW


  1. Randolph 540, "The Juniper Tree" (5 texts, 1 tune; the "D" text may be a parody)
  2. Hudson 151, pp. 298-299, "Under the Juniper Tree" (1 text)
  3. Ritchie-Southern, p. 9, "Sister Phoebe" (1 text, 1 tune)
  4. Roud #4507
  5. BI, R540


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1903 (Newell)
Found in: US(Ap,So)