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: Presumably a a fragment of a soldier's song. A colonial war seems the most likely setting -- perhaps the Boer War? - RBW
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