One Morning in May (To Hear the Nightingale Sing) [Laws P14]

DESCRIPTION: A (soldier) and a pretty girl meet; they chat and he plays on the fiddle for her. When she asks him to play more, he says it is time to leave. She asks him to marry; he already has a wife and children
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1903 (Belden)
KEYWORDS: soldier courting separation marriage fiddle
FOUND IN: US(Ap,MA,MW,NE,SE,So) Britain(Scotland,England(Lond,North,South)) Canada(Newf)
REFERENCES (46 citations):
Laws P14, "The Nightingale (One Morning in May)"
Kennedy 185, "The Nightingales Sing" (1 text, 1 tune)
Copper-SoBreeze, pp. 210-211, "To Hear the Nightingales Sing" (1 text, 1 tune)
Wiltshire-WSRO Wt 495, "To Hear the Nightingale Sing" (1 text)
OShaughnessy-Lincolnshire 2, "The Bold Grenadier" (1 text, 1 tune)
VaughanWilliams/Palmer, #93, "The Grenadier and the Lady" (1 text, 1 tune)
RoudBishop #77, "Bold Grenadier" (1 text, 1 tune)
Belden, pp. 239-244, "The Nightingale" (3 texts plus 2 excerpts and a reference to 1 more, 2 tunes)
Randolph 58, "One Morning in May" (3 texts plus 1 fragment and 1 excerpt, 1 tune plus a fragment)
BrownIII 13, "One Morning in May" (1 text plus a fragment and mention of 2 more)
BrownSchinhanV 13, "One Morning in May" (5 tunes plus excerpts of texts)
Morris, #192, "The Nightingale" (2 texts, 1 tune)
AbrahamsRiddle, pp. 23-25, "The Nightingale Song" (1 text, 1 tune)
Moore-Southwest 97, "The Nightingale" (1 text, 1 tune)
Owens-2ed, pp. 60-61, "I Was Out Walking" (1 text, 1 tune)
Boswell/Wolfe 14, pp. 27-28, "One Morning in May" (1 text, 1 tune)
Scarborough-SongCatcher, pp. 310-311, "One Morning in May" (2 texts, with local titles "See the Waters Gliding," "One Morning, One Morning, One Morning in May"; 2 tunes on pp. 438-439)
Eddy 103, "One Morning in May" (1 text, 1 tune)
Grimes, pp. 81-82, "The Nightingale" (1 text, 1 tune)
Flanders/Olney, pp. 164-165, "The Banks of Low Lee" (1 text, 1 tune)
Peacock, pp. 594-595, "The Soldier and the Lady" (1 text, 1 tune)
Karpeles-Newfoundland 77, "The Nightingale" (1 text, 2 tunes)
Leach, pp. 744-745, "One Morning in May (The Nightingale)" (1 text)
Wyman-Brockway I, p. 68, "The Nightingale" (1 text, 1 tune)
Cambiaire, p. 92, "The Nightingale" (1 text)
JHCoxIIA, #24A-C, pp. 94-98, "The Nightingale," "One Morning in May" (3 texts, 2 tunes)
Gainer, pp. 122-123, "One Morning in May" (1 text, 1 tune)
FSCatskills 130, "A Bold, Brave Bonair" (1 text, 1 tune)
SharpAp 145, "The Nightingale" (5 texts, 5 tunes)
Sharp/Karpeles-80E 47, "The Nightingale" (1 text, 1 tune -- a composite version)
Wells, p. 222, "The Nightingale" (1 text, 1 tune)
Reeves-Sharp 17, "The Bold Grenadier" (4 texts)
Ritchie-Southern, pp. 40-41, "See the Waters A-Gliding" (1 text, 1 tune)
Sandburg, pp. 136-138, "One Morning in May" (2 texts, 1 tune, but only the "A" text is this piece; the "B" text is "The Rebel Soldier")
Lomax-FSNA 198, "The Wild Rippling Water" (1 text, 1 tune)
Cohen/Seeger/Wood, pp. 52-53, "Fiddling Soldier" (1 text, 1 tune)
Fife-Cowboy/West 3, "The Wild Rippling Water" (1 text, 1 tune)
Hodgart, p. 237, "The Wild Rippling Water" (1 text)
MacSeegTrav 45, "The Lady and the Soldier" (3 texts, 2 tunes)
Warner-Eastern, pp. 41-42, "One Morning in May" (1 text)
DallasCruel, pp. 68-70, "The Nightingale" (1 text, 1 tune)
Darling-NAS, pp. 137-138, "One Morning in May" (1 text)
Silber-FSWB, p. 166, "One Morning In May (The Nightingale)" (1 text)
BBI, ZN277, "As I went forth one Sun-Shining day"
DT 340, NTNGALE NTNGALE2* NTNGALE3* NTNGALE4
ADDITIONAL: _Sing Out_ magazine, Volume 22, #2 (1973), p, 18, "The Brave Volunteer" (1 text, 1 tune, the Bob Beers version)

Roud #140
RECORDINGS:
Raymond & John Cantwell, "The Soldier and the Lady" (on FSB2, FSB2CD)
Liam Clancy, "The Nightingale" (on IRLClancy01)
Coon Creek Girls, "The Soldier and the Lady" (Vocalion 05404, 1940)
Bill Cox, "Fiddling Soldier" (Melotone 7-08-70, 1937)
Betty Garland, "One Morning in May" (on BGarland01)
Mrs. Jack [Vera] Keating, "The Weaver" (on Ontario1)
Neil Morris, "The Irish Soldier and the English Lady" (on LomaxCD1707)
Howard Morry, "The Soldier and the Lady" (on PeacockCDROM) [one verse only]
New Lost City Ramblers, "Soldier and the Lady" (on NLCR13)
Shorty & Juanita Sheehan, "The Soldier and the Lady" (on FineTimes)
Marvin Thornton & Fort Thomas group, "The Soldier and the Lady" (AFS, 1938; on KMM)
Doug Wallin, "The Nightingale" (on Wallins1)

CROSS-REFERENCES:
cf. "The Gentleman Soldier" (plot)
cf. "Across the Blue Mountains" (theme)
cf. "The Crystal Spring" (plot)
cf. "1913 Massacre" (tune)
cf. "Harbour Le Cou" (theme)
cf. "The Nightingale (IV) (As I walked out one May morning my fortune for to seek)" (plot)
ALTERNATE TITLES:
The Bold Grenadier
The Nightingale's Song, or the Soldier's Rare Musick and Maid's Recreation
File: LP14

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