Ballads & Songs of Southern Michigan-songbook

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52            Ballads and Songs of Michigan
13    So one was laid in the churchyard, The other in the choir;
And out of one grave grew a red rose, The other grew sweet briar.
14    They grew and they grew to the church spire top Till they could grow no higher;
And there entwined in a lovers' knot, The red rose and sweet briar.
Sung in 1935 by Mrs. Allan McClellan, near Bad Axe; she had learned the song when she was about fifteen years old. A good text of eleven stanzas.
Sung in 1930 by Mrs Charles Cleary, Ypsilanti, who said that she had always known the song and had contributed her version to Heart Songs, edited by J. M. Chappie, Boston, 1909
A fairly complete version of six stanzas.

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