Away, You Black Devils, Away (Bird Scarer's Cry)

DESCRIPTION: "Away, you black devils (blackbirds, crows, ravens), away. Away, you black devils, away, You eat too much, you drink too much, You carry too much away, away."
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1944 (Journal of the English Folk Dance and Song Society, according to Palmer)
KEYWORDS: bird nonballad food
FOUND IN: Britain(England(South))
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Palmer-Painful, #1, Song II, "(no title)" (1 text, 1 tune)
Roud #1730
File: PPai01II

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