Echo Mocks the Corncrake, The

DESCRIPTION: "The lass that I loved first of all was handsome, young, and fair." He recalls their happy life. He contrasts the complex, expensive demands of city life with the joys of rural citizenship. He waits for the corncrake to bring back the summer weather
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1901 (Ford)
KEYWORDS: love courting bird home
FOUND IN: Ireland Britain(Scotland(Aber))
REFERENCES (8 citations):
Ford-Vagabond, pp. 325-327, "The Corncraik Amang the Whinny Knowes" (1 text, 1 tune)
Greig #175, p. 1, "The Corncrake Amang the Whinny Knowes" (1 text)
GreigDuncan5 945, "The Corncraik" (2 texts, 1 tune)
Stewart-Queen, p. 145, "The Whinny Knowes" (1 text, 1 tune)
SHenry H18b, p. 272, "The Whinny Knowes" (1 text, 1 tune)
Tunney-SongsThunder, p. 182, "The Corncrake Among the Whinny Knowes" (1 text)
Graham/Holmes 14, "The Corncrake Among the Whinny Knowes" (1 text, 1 tune)
DT, CORNCRK*

Roud #2736
NOTES: Broadside Bodleian, 2806 c.11(39), "The Corncraik Amang the Whinny Knowes" ("Oh, the lass that I had first of a'"), The Poet's Box (Glasgow), 1868 could not be downloaded and verified. - BS
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