Old Rustic Bridge by the Mill, The

DESCRIPTION: "I'm thinking tonight of the old rustic bridge... 'Twas there, Maggie dear, with our hearts full of cheer, We strayed 'neath the moon's gentle gleam." The singer recalls their happy meeting by the bridge, and all the joys they had there
AUTHOR: Joseph P. Skelly (source: GreigDuncan6 and broadside LOCSheet sm1881 02090)
EARLIEST DATE: 1881 (broadside, LOCSheet sm1881 02090)
KEYWORDS: love courting
FOUND IN: Britain(Scotland(Aber))
REFERENCES (2 citations):
GreigDuncan6 1254, "The Old Rustic Bridge" (1 text)
Ord, p. 124, "The Old Rustic Bridge by the Mill" (1 text)

Roud #3792
BROADSIDES:
LOCSheet, sm1881 02090, "The Old Rustic Bridge by the Mill," Spear & Dehnhoff (New York), 1881; also sm1884 04056, "The Old Rustic Bridge by the Mill"; sm1881 03842, "Heimweh [and] The Old Rustic Bridge by the Mill" (tune)
CROSS-REFERENCES:
cf. "When You and I Were Young, Maggie" (theme)
NOTES: This feels so much like "When You and I Were Young, Maggie" (right down to the name of the girl) that I have to suspect dependence. But they aren't the same song, though they're about equally sloppy. - RBW
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File: Ord124

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