“The Rue and the Thyme (The Rose and the Thyme)”
Told mostly in floating lyrics: "I'm sorry, I'm sorry that my fortune's been so bad, Since I've fa'en in love wi' a young sailor lad." They exchange letters and flowers; she says he may keep his rose and she will keep her thyme.
- cf. "The Wagoner's Lad" (lyrics)
- cf. "Green Grows the Laurel (Green Grow the Lilacs)" (lyrics)
- cf. "Garners Gay (Rue; The Sprig of Thyme)" (theme, symbols, lyrics)
- Ord, p. 187, "The Rose and the Thyme" (1 text)
- Roud #858
- BI, Ord187