ROSE CONLEY

Latest update on 18/11/2014

Artist: G.B. Grayson & Henry Whitter
Author: traditional
Label: Victor
Year: 1927

Murder ballad, AKA Rose Connelly. Of Irish descent but mainly collected in the southern Appalachians. Shares its tune with Rosin The Bow (see there) and is thematically related with Banks Of The Ohio and Knoxvile Girl. See also: Handsome Molly and Tom Dooley.

Covers:

1937:

Wade Mainer & Zeke Morris [as Down In The Willow]

1947:

Charlie Monroe [as Down In The Willow Garden]

1956:

Paul Clayton [as Rose Connoley]

1956:

Kossoy Sisters [as Down In The Willow Garden]

1957:

Osborne Brothers & Red Allen [idem]

1959:

Everly Brothers [idem]

1962:

Ian & Sylvia [idem]

1973:

Art Garfunkel [idem]

1987:

Holly Hunter [in film Raising Arizona]

1995:

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds [as The Willow Garden; vocal: Conway Savage]

2002:

Jackshit [idem]

2012:

Chieftains [as Down In The Willow Garden with Bon Iver]

2013:

Billy Joe Armstrong & Norah Jones

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