Not the Swan on the Lake

DESCRIPTION: "Not the swan on the lake or the foam on the shore Can compare with the charms of the maid I adore." The singer praises the girl and her beauty, comparing her to Venus (the planet!), and says he "feast[s]... on the smiles of my love."
AUTHOR: words translated by Ewan MacLachlan
EARLIEST DATE: 1843 (Whitelaw-Song)
KEYWORDS: love beauty nonballad
FOUND IN: Ireland
REFERENCES (2 citations):
SHenry H707, p. 227, "Not the Swan on the Lake" (1 text, 1 tune)
Whitelaw-Song, p. 544, "Not the Swan on the Lake" (1 text)

Roud #1525
File: HHH707

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