Cornish Midsummer Bonfire Song
DESCRIPTION: "The bonny month of June is crowned With the sweet scarlet rose." The singer sees "fair maids" playing on the green. He asks them to "freely yield your charms." "All on the pleasant dewy mead They shared each other's charms" by the light of the moon.
EARLIEST DATE: 1846 (Dixon-Peasantry)
REFERENCES (2 citations):
Dixon-Peasantry, Song #13, pp. 189-190, "Cornish Midsummer Bonfire Song" (1 text)
Bell-Combined, pp. 389-390, "Cornish Midsummer Bonfire Song" (1 text)
ST BeCo389 (Partial)
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