∼"Sweet Violets" is a classic example of a "censored rhyme", where the expected-rhyme of each couplet is replaced with an unexpected word which segues into the next couplet or chorus. This Sons of Pioneers version was banned from the radio when it was released in 1936. The chorus is taken nearly verbatim from the song "Sweet Violets" by Joseph Emmet, from his 1882 play Fritz Among the Gypsies.
Another similar song we have in our SONGS list is "Shaving Cream". After playing "Shaving Cream" at a seniors' residence, a few of the folks asked me if we had "Sweet Violets" in our repertoire. Now we do!
~~~ChordPro Verson UPDATED May 17, 2015 CEL~~~
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