Wars o' Germanie, The

DESCRIPTION: "O, wae be to the orders that marched my love awa', And wae be to the cruel cause that gars my tears down fa'." The singer recalls her soldier's departure for the wars overseas. Her family chides her, but she says they do not understand
AUTHOR: William Motherwell ?
EARLIEST DATE: 1930 (Ord-BothySongsAndBallads)
KEYWORDS: love separation soldier war
FOUND IN: Britain(Scotland)
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Ord-BothySongsAndBallads, p. 359, "The Wars o' Germanie" (1 text)
Roud #5608
cf. "High Germany (I)" (lyrics, theme)
cf. "High Germany (II)" (theme)
NOTES [40 words]: Ord-BothySongsAndBallads credits this to William Motherwell, and it's perfectly reasonable to assume Motherwell padded out a fragment of an existing song (probably "High Germany"). I do think there was that traditional fragment, though. - RBW
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File: Ord359

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