River Lee, The
DESCRIPTION: The singer describes the Lee by moonlight. For example, sounds of the "gurgling brook" at night are compared to "the lute's harmonious languor" rather than "the trumpet's clangour, Or the nerve-wounding fife"
AUTHOR: Richard Alfred Millikin (1767-1815) (source: Croker-PopularSongs)
EARLIEST DATE: 1818 (_The Harmonica_, written c.1803, according to Croker-PopularSongs)
KEYWORDS: river lyric music
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Croker-PopularSongs, pp. 220-222, "The River Lee" (1 text)
An Ode to Cynthia
NOTES [24 words]: Richard Alfred Millikin is best-known for writing "The Groves of Blarney"; of works in this index, he also wrote "The Groves of Blackpool." - RBW
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