Mudcat Café message #180790 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #7171   Message #180790
Posted By: GUEST,soddy
18-Feb-00 - 01:24 PM
Thread Name: Origin: Red Is the Rose
Subject: RE: Red Is The Rose
Yeah, I was positive that Red Is The Rose was not a Robert Burns compostiton. Most of his work is in dialect. RITR has in my experience always been sung in proper English. So far, my sense is that the song may not be any older than the 1850s, roughly. Am I reading between the lines correctly?