Elwina of Waterloo

DESCRIPTION: "The trumpet had sounded the signal for battle"; the soldiers say farewell to Bristol. As the soldier lies wounded, he is found by "Lovely Elwina of famed Waterloo." He brings "that sweet flower" home from Waterloo
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: before 1820 (Harding B 12(24))
KEYWORDS: soldier battle injury love home
June 18, 1815 - Battle of Waterloo
FOUND IN: Britain(England(South))
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Palmer-FolkSongsCollectedBy-Ralph-VaughanWilliams, #28, Elwina of Waterloo" (1 text, 1 tune)
Roud #1566
Bodleian, Harding B 12(24), "Elwina of Waterloo," J. Pitts (7 Dials), 1802-1809; also Harding B 28(86), "Elwina of Waterloo," W. Armstrong (Liverpool), 1820-1824; also Harding B 16(80c), "Elwina of Waterloo," J. Catnach (7 Dials), 1813-1838; also Firth c.13(88); 2806 c.16(309); Harding B 11(2880); Harding B 12(25); Johnson Ballads 810; Harding B 15(94b); Harding B 11(2881); Harding B 17(83a); also Firth c.14(39)=Harding B 25(577), J. Evans (London), listed as 1780-1812, but this is before the Battle of Waterloo! (I suspect it's the wrong Evans)
File: VWP028

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