Gloamin' Star at E'en, The
DESCRIPTION: The singer tells of his hard work all day, but is happy when it's through: "But I maun haste awa' Where the tryst was set yestreen To meet my bonnie lassie Neath the gloamin' star at e'en." He blesses the star, and cares not for riches when he has her.
EARLIEST DATE: 1905 (GreigDuncan4)
KEYWORDS: love courting work
FOUND IN: Britain(Scotland)
REFERENCES (4 citations):
Greig #82, p. 1, "The Gloamin' Star" (1 text)
GreigDuncan4 880, "The Gloamin' Star" (6 texts, 8 tunes)
Ord, pp. 66-67, "'Neath the Gloamin' Star at E'en" (1 text)
NOTES: Quite a few versions of this open with a reference to Phoebus (Apollo); I have to think it started as a broadside somewhere. - RBW
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