Birdies' Ball, The

DESCRIPTION: "(The) spring (dove/once) said to the nightingale, 'I mean to give you birds a ball. Pray, ma'am, ask the birdies all.... Tra-la-la-la-la." The birds come in their best clothes. Wren, cuckoo, raven all dance, then go home to their nests
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1946 (Peters)
KEYWORDS: bird dancing nonballad
FOUND IN: US(MW) Canada
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Peters, p. 274, "The Birdies' Ball" (1 text, 1 tune)
Roud #4462
File: Pet274

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