DESCRIPTION: "As I down Raby Park did pass, I heard a fair maid weep and wail, The chiefest of her song it was, Farewell the sweets of Langley Dale." She is forced to leave, and laments what she leaves behind. "Our foes have spoil'd the sweetest bower."
EARLIEST DATE: 1834 (C. K. Sharp, The Bishoprick Garland)
KEYWORDS: home travel lament nonballad
FOUND IN: Britain(England(North))
REFERENCES (1 citation):
ADDITIONAL: [Cuthbert Sharp], _The Bishopric Garland, A Collection of Legends, Songs, Ballads, &c Belonging to the County of Durham_, 1834 (references are to the 1969 reprint), p. 57, "Langley Dale" (1 text)
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