Banks of the Schuylkill, The

DESCRIPTION: "On the banks of the Schuylkill so pleasant and gay, There blessed with my true love I spent a short day." The girl describes her happy time with the man. But now he has been taken for a soldier. She hopes they will be happily reunited
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: before 1838 (broadside by Deming reproduced in Cohen); 1840 (Journal from the Fortune)
KEYWORDS: soldier love separation reunion
REFERENCES (3 citations):
Randolph 769, "The Banks of the Schuylkill" (1 text, 1 tune)
Huntington-Whalemen, pp. 160-161, "The Banks of the Schuylkill" (1 text)
Cohen-AFS1, pp. 141-143, "The Banks of the Schuylkill" (1 text plus a broadside print)

Roud #2045
cf. "The Banks of the Dee" (theme)
File: R769

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