Wanderer (I), The
DESCRIPTION: "Cease ye winds to blow ... I think I hear my true love's voice ... don't think 'tis he ... Oh where is my wanderer gone." "I fear my love has lost his way." "The moon behind the cloud is lost ... The lightnings gleam no more...."
EARLIEST DATE: 1771 (_The London Magazine_)
KEYWORDS: love separation nonballad
FOUND IN: Britain(England(South))
REFERENCES (2 citations):
Williams-Thames, p. 234, "Cease, Ye Stormy Winds" (1 text) (also Wiltshire-WSRO Gl 78)
ADDITIONAL: The London Magazine: or Gentleman's Monthly Intelligencer, Vol. XL for the year 1771 (London, 1771 ("Digitized by Google")), Aug 1771, p. 386, ("Cease a while, ye winds to blow")
Bodleian, Firth b.25(362), "The Wanderer" ("Cease ye winds to blow "), E.M.A. Hodges (London), 1846-1854; also Harding B 11(4022), Johnson Ballads 2879, "The Wanderer"
NLScotland, RB.m.169(209), "The Wanderer" ("O cease a while ye winds to blow"), M'Intosh (Glasgow), c.1849
NOTES: The text from The London Magazine is headed "Rondeau, Sung by Miss Cowper in Vauxhall Gardens, and set by Mr Bach." The text excludes the last verse, beginning "the moon behind the cloud is lost," printed on the Bodleian broadsides and Williams-Thames. - BS
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