From Rocks and Sands and Barren Lands
DESCRIPTION: The singer asks to be saved "from rocks and sands and barren lands" and "big guns and women's tongues"
EARLIEST DATE: 1914 (GreigDuncan8)
KEYWORDS: humorous nonballad
FOUND IN: Britain(Scotland(Aber))
REFERENCES (1 citation):
GreigDuncan8 1653, "From Rocks and Sands and Barren Lands" (1 text)
NOTES [20 words]: Presumably a a fragment of a soldier's song. A colonial war seems the most likely setting -- perhaps the Boer War? - RBW
Last updated in version 2.5
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.