Mudcat Café message #4072215 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #131392   Message #4072215
Posted By: GUEST
17-Sep-20 - 10:22 AM
Thread Name: Origins: Rosy Betsy, blue eyed Molly Molly
Subject: RE: Origins: Rosy Betsy, blue eyed Molly Molly
My mother used to sing this tune. As I recall, her lyrics were a mix of what I see, above. She would have learned it in northern Ohio.

Rosie, Betsy, blue-eyed Molly, Molly,
come and join our April folly folly.
Who can stay and play all day
while Jenny Wren is building in the willow?

Put on you coat of gray and brown.
Put on the shoes you wear to ton.
Run on the highway up and down
while Jenny Wren is building in the willow.

I'm sure I missed some of the words she sang.