Happy Days of Youth, The
DESCRIPTION: "The happy days of youth they are fast fleeting by Old age is coming on with a dark stormy sky." The singer recalls meeting his love "among the broom" and wishes he could have such a day again. "Farewell to happy youth likewise to mirth and glee"
AUTHOR: Robert Gilfillan (1798-1850) (source: Greig-FolkSongInBuchan-FolkSongOfTheNorthEast #136, p. 2)
EARLIEST DATE: 1905 (Greig/Duncan3)
KEYWORDS: age courting nonballad
FOUND IN: Britain(Scotland(Aber))
REFERENCES (2 citations):
Greig-FolkSongInBuchan-FolkSongOfTheNorthEast #82, p. 1, "The Happy Days of Youth" (1 text)
Greig/Duncan3 542, "The Happy Days of Youth" (4 texts, 2 tunes)
NOTES [15 words]: Greig/Duncan3: "[542C] From her [Mrs Beaton] early note-book, this being written in 1867." - BS
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