County of Saline
DESCRIPTION: "Mid the valleys and the hills, Mid the woodlands and the rills, In the land that pleasure fills Is the County of Saline." "Grand old County of Saline, Fertile spot of Egypt's plain." "Broad and fertile are thy fields." "And her people brave and true."
EARLIEST DATE: 1948 (McIntosh-FolkSongsAndSingingGamesofIllinoisOzarks)
KEYWORDS: home nonballad
FOUND IN: US(MW)
REFERENCES (1 citation):
McIntosh-FolkSongsAndSingingGamesofIllinoisOzarks, p. 30, "County of Saline" (1 text)
NOTES [40 words]: This refers to Saline County as part of "Egypt." "Egypt" was the name used for the area of southern Illinois in the general vicinity of Cairo, Illinois. Saline County is in southern Illinois, although somewhat north and east of Cairo. - RBW
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