Master Kilby


DESCRIPTION: "In the heat of the day When the sun shines so freely, There I met Master Kilby" and asks where Kilby is bound. He is going west to Nancy, "the fairest of girls" He would give anything he could gain for her
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1909 (Cecil Sharp collection)
KEYWORDS: love courting travel
FOUND IN: Britain(England(South))
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Karpeles-TheCrystalSpring 60, "Master Kilby" (1 text, 1 tune)
Roud #1434
NOTES [50 words]: This refers to "King William." This would seem to mean William IV (reigned 1830-1837); the language is too modern for William III (reigned 1689-1702). Admittedly the song appears to have been collected just once, so it could have been modernized, But it doesn't feel like a seventeenth century song. - RBW
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