Lily of Lake Champlain, The
DESCRIPTION: "Tis of as fair a landscape as ever you did see"; the singer loves Lake Champlain -- and Mary who lives by it. They agree to marry; he goes to sea. He meets Catherine and decides he prefers "the lovely rose of New York town not the lily of Lake Champlain"
EARLIEST DATE: 1863 (Journal of the John Dawson)
KEYWORDS: love courting sailor abandonment rejection
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Huntington-Gam, pp. 328-329, "The Lily of Lake Champlain" (1 text, 1 tune)
NOTES: The description is based on the Huntington text, which Huntington regards as confused. I suspect that it has simply lost a verse or two in which the first girl changes her mind. There are a few more recent collections; I have not seen them. - RBW
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