Oh As I Was a Walking
DESCRIPTION: The singer hears "a beautiful fair one ... Crying, How happy ... should I be if my true love was near" Henry, "her true love," passes by. They kiss. "Now this young couple they are joined to the yoke," happily.
EARLIEST DATE: 1778 (Carey)
KEYWORDS: courting love marriage
FOUND IN: Britain(England(South))
REFERENCES (2 citations):
Reeves-Circle 98, "Oh As I Was a Walking" (1 text)
ADDITIONAL: George G. Carey, editor, _A Sailor's Songbag: An American Rebel in an English Prison, 1777-1779_, U of Mass Press, 1976, pp. 46-47, "A New Song No. 13 ("One evening so late as I walked along") (1 text)
NOTES [11 words]: Carey believes the text was probably copied from a printed source. - BS
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