Time Is On the Wing
DESCRIPTION: Strew with roses life's rough path, and let's be gay, Thoughtless youth proposes, And trifle time away." "Love's sweet voice will oft betray ... Ev'ry flow'r must fade away And time is on the wing"
AUTHOR: Words: Charles Diblin (1745-1815)/Music: William Reeve (source: GreigDuncan5)
EARLIEST DATE: before 1820 (broadside, Bodleian Harding B 12(109))
KEYWORDS: courting love flowers nonballad
FOUND IN: Britain(Scotland(Aber))
REFERENCES (1 citation):
GreigDuncan5 931, "Strew, Strew with Roses" (1 text, 1 tune)
Bodleian, Harding B 12(109), "Time Is On the Wing" ("Strew, strew with roses"), J. Pitts (London), 1802-1819; also Johnson Ballads 1026, Harding B 17(313b), Johnson Ballads fol. 400 View 2 of 2 [some illegible words], Firth b.26(157), Harding B 11(2590), "Time Is On the Wing"
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