Silvery Lee, The
DESCRIPTION: The singer says "never river saw I any Half so fair or dear to me As my own, the silvery Lee" He prefers it to the Rhine (and whisky to wine), the Tagus, Tiber, Danube, Seine and Elbe. But he is influenced by "her voice" who also favors the Lee.
EARLIEST DATE: 1818 (Cork broadside, according to Croker-PopularSongs)
KEYWORDS: river drink wine nonballad
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Croker-PopularSongs, pp. 226-227, "The Silvery Lee" (1 text)
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