Evening Sun Goes Down the West, The
DESCRIPTION: "The evening sun goes down the west, The birds sit nodding on the tree; All nature now prepares to rest, But there's no rest prepared for me" ... "Guid nicht and joy be wi' ye a' For this is my departing nicht"
EARLIEST DATE: 1907 (GreigDuncan8)
KEYWORDS: emigration parting floatingverses
FOUND IN: Britain(Scotland(Aber))
REFERENCES (1 citation):
GreigDuncan8 1532, "The Evening Sun Goes Down the West" (1 text, 1 tune)
NOTES: The current description is all of the GreigDuncan8 verse and part of the chorus.
The chorus is the same as that of "Ye Lan's and Banks o' Bonny Montrose," which, as noted there, is close to the usual first verse of "The Parting Glass" with lines transposed. - BS
In addition, the first verse is similar to "Farewell to Nova Scotia." I wonder if this isn't an assembly of floating materials. - RBW
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