I've Been Roaming

DESCRIPTION: The singer has been "where the meadow dew is sweet," "O'er the rose and lilly fair," "Where the honey suckle creeps," "over hill, and over plain" and is returning with "pearls upon my feet," "With blossoms in my hair," ... "to my bower back again"
AUTHOR: George Sloane (1882-1949) (source: Thompson-Pioneer)
EARLIEST DATE: 1825 (broadside, Bodleian Johnson Ballads fol. 16)
KEYWORDS: home return travel nonballad
FOUND IN: Britain(England(South)) US(MA)
REFERENCES (2 citations):
Thompson-Pioneer 42, "I've Been Roaming" (1 text)
Reeves-Sharp 46, "I've Been a Roving" (1 text)

Roud #2821
BROADSIDES:
Bodleian, Johnson Ballads fol. 16, "I've Been Roaming" ("I've been roaming, I've been roaming"), J. Catnach (London), 1825; also Harding B 36(20)[includes tune and MIDI], Harding B 11(3005), Firth b.25(515), Firth b.26(479), Firth b.26(485), Firth b.27(457/458) View 2 of 4, Johnson Ballads 207, Harding B 17(141b), Harding B 17(142a), 2806 c.17(184), 2806 c.17(185), 2806 c.17(186), 2806 c.17(181), 2806 c.17(182), 2806 c.17(183), Johnson Ballads 270, Harding B 16(263a)[only two verses], "I've Been Roaming"
NOTES: The first line of all but the last verse: "I've been roaming, I've been roaming"; the third line: "And I'm coming, and I'm coming" - BS
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