Roses Up and Roses Down 1. Roses in and roses out, Roses in the garden: I would not give a bunch of flowers For twopence halfpenny farthing. 2. Roses up and roses doon, Roses in the garden; I wadna gie ye a bunch o flooers For tenpence halfpenny farden. Take her by the lily-white hand, Lead her across the water; Gie her a kiss, and one, two, three, For she's a lady's daughter. ________________________________________________________ (1) Nicholson Golspie (1897), 133; tune, p. 201, also sung to "I'll take her by the lily white hand" and "I've a lad at Golspie." Part of a line game sequence; one informant substitutes for 3-4 the last two of "I'll take her" etc., q.v. These two stanzas were often combined with "Queen Mary", q.v.; the whole sequence seems to combine a series of floaters. (2) SC (1948), 81 (114), from Berwick. MS
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