Bonnie Harvest Moon

DESCRIPTION: "Of all the seasons of the year, I like the autumn best, Ere winter comes with giant strength Or Flora gangs to rest, I am joyfu'." The breezes blow. There is a harvest moon. The reapers sing. The fields are golden
AUTHOR: Words: John Barr (source: Colquhoun-NZ-Folksongs-SongOfAYoungCountry)
EARLIEST DATE: 1861 (Barr, Poems and Songs, according to Colquhoun-NZ-Folksongs-SongOfAYoungCountry)
KEYWORDS: nonballad farming
FOUND IN: New Zealand
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Colquhoun-NZ-Folksongs-SongOfAYoungCountry, p. 33, "Bonnie Harvest Moon" (1 text, 1 tune)
NOTES [74 words]: According to Gordon McLauchlan, editor-in-chief, New Zealand Encyclopedia, David Bateman Limited, 1984, p. 46, "BARR, John (1809-89) was born in Paisley, Scotland and emigrated to N[ew] Z[ealand] in 1852, settling in Dunedin. He became a well-known poet and songwriter, contributing to the Otago Witness and Saturday Advertiser. His Poems and Songs was published in 1861 and revised and reissued in 1874. He inaugurated the Burns Club. - RBW
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