Mudcat Café message #195626 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #7171   Message #195626
Posted By: pastorpest
15-Mar-00 - 04:16 PM
Thread Name: Origin: Red Is the Rose
Subject: RE: Red Is The Rose
On Tommy Makem's CD, Songbag, he lists Red Is the Rose as traditional and his note reads, "Learned from the singing of my late mother, Sarah Makem, this favourite is set to the same tune as the lovely Scottish song, Loch Lommand."

I hope there is a scholar out there who can tell us more about the origins of this great melody and two great lyrics.