County of Saline

DESCRIPTION: "Mid the valleys and the hills, Mid the woodlands and the rills, In the land that pleasure fills Is the County of Saline." "Grand old County of Saline, Fertile spot of Egypt's plain." "Broad and fertile are thy fields." "And her people brave and true."
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1948 (McIntosh-FolkSongsAndSingingGamesofIllinoisOzarks)
KEYWORDS: home nonballad
REFERENCES (1 citation):
McIntosh-FolkSongsAndSingingGamesofIllinoisOzarks, p. 30, "County of Saline" (1 text)
Roud #14055
NOTES [40 words]: This refers to Saline County as part of "Egypt." "Egypt" was the name used for the area of southern Illinois in the general vicinity of Cairo, Illinois. Saline County is in southern Illinois, although somewhat north and east of Cairo. - RBW
Last updated in version 4.3
File: McIn030

Go to the Ballad Search form
Go to the Ballad Index Song List

Go to the Ballad Index Instructions
Go to the Ballad Index Bibliography or Discography

The Ballad Index Copyright 2022 by Robert B. Waltz and David G. Engle.