Sweet Violets

Sweet violets

Sweet violets
sweeter than all the roses
covered all over from head to toe
covered all over with sweet violets.

Chorus from an old song my dad used to sing to me by Charles Grean / Cy Coben
Sweet Violets
Dinah Shore

Edible flowers
Tea for chest complaints, consumption.
Make nice jam, jellies, syrups and candied.
Add to salad.
Rich in Vitamin A and C.
Means: modesty, affection, watchfulness, love

“A medicine to moderate anger, procure sleep and comfort and strengthen the heart.”
Homer and Virgil.

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