DESCRIPTION: "In the starry night so soft, Listen to the whippoorwill, Forest shades repeat his song... Sadness fills and thrills his lay, Singing all the summer away... Whippoorwill, sad whippoorwill." A description of the sad times evoked by the bird's sad call
AUTHOR: unknown
KEYWORDS: bird nonballad
REFERENCES (2 citations):
Randolph 833, "Whip-poor-will" (1 text, 1 tune)
Randolph/Cohen, pp. 532-534, "Whippoorwill" (1 text, 1 tune -- Randolph's 833)

Roud #7445
cf. "Where the Whippoorwill Is Whispering Good-night" (theme)
cf. "The Whip-poor-will's Song" (theme)
NOTES [57 words]: I had difficulty deciding whether this should or should not be identified with "The Whip-poor-will's Song" as recorded by Uncle Eck Dunford. The theme is the same, and both work around the call of the bird. But they haven't a word in common other than "Whip-poor-will," so I split them. Similarly I split it from Boette's "Whip-poor-will." - RBW
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