Spinning-Wheel Song, The
DESCRIPTION: Eileen and her blind grandmother are spinning. Grandmother hears someone sighing. Eileen says it is the wind. It is her lover. She sneaks out of the window while grandmother begins to sleep. "Through the grove the young lovers by moonlight are roving"
AUTHOR: John Francis Waller (source: Hayes)
EARLIEST DATE: 1855 (Hayes)
KEYWORDS: courting trick love
REFERENCES (3 citations):
O'Conor, p. 151, "The Spinning-Wheel Song" (1 text)
ADDITIONAL: Edward Hayes, The Ballads of Ireland (Boston, 1859 (reprint of 1855 London edition)), Vol II, pp. 326-327, "The Spinning Wheel Song" (1 text)
The Universal Irish Song Book (New York, 1898 ("Digitized by Google")), p. 453, "A Spinning-Wheel Song" (1 text)
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