“Willie Dear”


"I wisht I could see my Willie dear (x2), I used to think that I'd be the one To marry my lovin' Willie dear." The singer offers to write to Willie, and wishes she were a wild rose or a bee that she might see him


This song either derives from "Free Little Bird" or borrows heavily from it. But with no tune, no chorus, and hardly any plot, it's hard to prove the matter either way. - RBW

Cross references


  1. Randolph 817, "Willie Dear" (1 text)
  2. Roud #7432
  3. BI, R817


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1932 (Randolph)
Keywords: love separation
Found in: US(So)