DESCRIPTION: "Fly across the ocean, birdie, Fly across the deep blue sea, There you'll find an untrue lover...." The singer bids the bird to remind him of his promises to her and how he betrayed her.
EARLIEST DATE: 1913 (Belden-BalladsSongsCollectedByMissourFolkloreSociety)
KEYWORDS: love separation betrayal bird
FOUND IN: US(MW,Ro,So)
REFERENCES (2 citations):
Belden-BalladsSongsCollectedByMissourFolkloreSociety, p. 210, "Birdie Darling" (1 text)
Hubbard-BalladsAndSongsFromUtah, #64, "Fly Across the Ocean Birdie" (1 text)
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