Searching for Lambs

DESCRIPTION: A young man meets a girl and asks her where she is going. She is going to feed her father's "tender lambs." He begs her to stay with him. They court for long. (He hopes that) they marry.
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1905 (Reeves/Sharp-TheIdiomOfThePeople)
KEYWORDS: sheep courting marriage love
FOUND IN: Britain(England(South)) Ireland
REFERENCES (6 citations):
Sharp-OneHundredEnglishFolksongs 48, "Searching for Lambs" (1 text, 1 tune)
Reeves/Sharp-TheIdiomOfThePeople 90, "Searching for Lambs" (1 text, a composite of five versions)
Karpeles-TheCrystalSpring 49, "Searching for Lambs" (1 text, 1 tune)
Henry/Huntingdon/Herrmann-SamHenrysSongsOfThePeople H548, p. 341, "One Morning Clear" (1 text, 1 tune)
ADDITIONAL: Maud Karpeles, _Folk Songs of Europe_, Oak, 1956, 1964, p. 43, "Searching for Lambs" (1 text, 1 tune)

ST LO09A (Partial)
Roud #576
cf. "Branded Lambs" [Laws O9] (theme)
NOTES [18 words]: For the rather vexed relationship of this song with "Branded Lambs" [Laws O9], see the notes to that song. - RBW
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File: LO09A

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