Lily of the Lake
DESCRIPTION: Singer describes the beauties of Lake Champlain, then the beauty of fair Mary, who glides on its waters. He sits down by her, proposes to her; she accepts with a blinding smile -- "She is the lovely Mary, the Lily of the Lake."
EARLIEST DATE: 1960 (recording, Pete Seeger)
KEYWORDS: courting love beauty
FOUND IN: US(MA)
Pete Seeger, "Lily of the Lake" (on PeteSeeger29)
NOTES [19 words]: This was only collected from tradition once, but it was from Yankee John Galusha, and that's good enough for me. - PJS
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