Swan (II), The

DESCRIPTION: Returning from Wexford the singer sees a girl "like a swan that floats o'er the ocean" who "often grieved my poor heart." She rejects his marriage proposal because "I've been promised ten years or more" to Reilly "in a foreign country"
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1955 (Creighton-Maritime)
KEYWORDS: courting rejection
FOUND IN: Canada(Mar)
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Creighton-Maritime, p. 75, "The Swan" (1 text, 1 tune)
Roud #2709
NOTES [24 words]: Is this just a shortened version of "John (George) Riley" (II) [Laws N37], or some similar ballad? Or is this a mangled ballad of a swan-maiden? - BS
File: CrMa075

Go to the Ballad Search form
Go to the Ballad Index Song List

Go to the Ballad Index Instructions
Go to the Ballad Index Bibliography or Discography

The Ballad Index Copyright 2018 by Robert B. Waltz and David G. Engle.