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Rose [Mar. 13th, 2007|09:06 am]
Camp Songs


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So, I'm walking around my office and I have this song stuck in my head, but the words weren't coming up with it, and I'm just humming it as I do my stuff. Then I realized that it's the Rose, Rose round that I learned in Girl Scouts.

Rose, Rose, Rose, Rose
Shall I ever see thee wed?
I shall marry at thy will, sire,
At thy will.

It seems like there's a few different versions of this song, or maybe just more verses. Are you guys familiar with it? What version do you know?

[User Picture]From: caitirin
2007-03-13 04:20 pm (UTC)
I love that song!

I don't know an alternate version, but I do know a second verse.

Ding Dong, Ding Dong
Wedding Bells on an April morn
Carve your name on a moss covered stone
on a moss covered stone.
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[User Picture]From: elfkat
2007-03-13 04:57 pm (UTC)
There aren't other verses but it is often paired with other minor key rounds like "Ah Poor Bird", "He Ho Nodody Home" and just about any other round in a minor key.

Rose, Rose is a round about the War of the Roses and the line about "will I ever see thee wed?" really should be "will I ever see thee red?".
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From: tobeginagain
2007-03-13 05:24 pm (UTC)
There are loads of different versions of this song all over but that is the version I sing. A friend and I make a point of singing it together in a round every weekend. I love that song.
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[User Picture]From: 33_sageonstage
2007-03-13 10:10 pm (UTC)
More or less similar...

Rose, Rose, Rose Red
Will I ever see thee wed?
I will marry at my will sire,
At my will

and then I agree with that second verse above.

Also, the tune to this song that Peter Paul and Mary sing is similar... http://www.lyricsondemand.com/p/peterpaulandmarylyrics/asoalinlyrics.html
Here's the Chorus:
Soal, a soal, a soal cake, please good missus a soul cake.
An apple, a pear, a plum, a cherry,
any good thing to make us all merry,
One for Peter, two for Paul, three for Him who made us all.
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[User Picture]From: borkefairy
2007-03-14 03:20 am (UTC)
I know this...

Rose, Rose, Rose, Rose
Will I ever see thee wed
I will marry at thy will, Sire
At they will

Ding dong ding dong
Wedding bells on an April morn
Carve your name on a moss covered stone
A moss covered stone

Mother father dig my grave
Dig it with a golden spade
Bring some friends and a turtledove
To show that I died for love
To show that I died for love
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From: mina_rose
2007-03-14 09:36 pm (UTC)
I agree with what's above except our second verse is a little different- "early morn" and "mossy stone".

We also sang another version in high school choir that comes from the Concordia Language Villages (language camps, basically):

Brisa, llena de amor
Viene con la luz de amanecer
[then the last line diverges a little]
Dime, dime, dime, dime de la brisa... (starts over)

And we also sang the America version up there.
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[User Picture]From: joandirk
2007-03-14 09:45 pm (UTC)
That last line reminds me of another song!

Oh no no, no not the vista!
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[User Picture]From: slogthequagmire
2007-03-15 11:43 am (UTC)

Rose Cannon!

I heart that song. We sing an additional verse-

Girl Scouts, Girl Scouts
Sisters all around the world.
On My Honor, to do my duty,
I will try.

And another,
America, America
Shall we tell thee how we feel?
You have given us your riches.
We love you so.
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From: (Anonymous)
2007-06-14 08:39 pm (UTC)

second verse to rose, rose

ding, dong, ding, dong
wedding bells on a mid summer's morn
carve thy name on a moss covered stone
on a moss covered stone


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