DESCRIPTION: The singer overhears two lovers beside the canal in Kilwarren. He is leaving and he'll miss her sweet smile. He says birds must leave -- "gone to their nest" -- in their time. "Make few words excuse me for I must away"
EARLIEST DATE: 1955 (IRRCinnamond01)
KEYWORDS: love parting
FOUND IN: Ireland
Robert Cinnamond, "Bonny Kilwarren" (on IRRCinnamond01)
NOTES: Cinnamond says this is about lovers parting as he goes to war. Kilwarren is a parish in County Galway. - BS
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