Swallow (II), The

DESCRIPTION: "The zwallow (sic.) twitters on the barn, The rook is cawin' on the tree, And in the wood the ring dove coos But my valse love hath vled vrom me." The wren and all creatures have their loves, but the singer sits beneath a withy and mourns his false love
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1853 (Akerman, according to Cologne/Morrison)
KEYWORDS: love betrayal bird wren nonballad
FOUND IN: Britain(England(West))
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Cologne/Morrison, p. 3, "The Swallow" (1 text, 1 tune)
Roud #23618
File: CoMo003

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