Lemeney (Lemeday, Lemody, Lemminy)

DESCRIPTION: "As I was a-walking one fine summer's morning," the singer hears the birds. "Arise, my dear... Arise, and get your humble posies." He will pick flowers for his love (Lemeney). He declares her beauty, and regrets that her parents have taken her away
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1971 (CopperSeason)
KEYWORDS: love courting flowers separation clothes
FOUND IN: Britain(England(South))
REFERENCES (1 citation):
CopperSeason, pp. 260-261, "Sweet Lemeney" (1 text, 1 tune)
Roud #193
NOTES: The description is based on the CopperSeasons text, which seems confused. But the whole song family seems messed up, as witness all the variations on the girl's name, none of which seem at all probable. I wonder if the original wasn't French, le May, or some such. - RBW
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File: CopSe260

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