Crystal Spring, The

DESCRIPTION: Captain courts his true love; promises to maintain her, mentions his loaded ship just arrived from Spain. She says men are fickle; he promises to be true
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1916 (Sharp); the Butterworth version is undated but probably from 1910
KEYWORDS: courting ship promise
FOUND IN: Britain(England)
REFERENCES (2 citations):
Sharp-OneHundredEnglishFolksongs 32, "The Crystal Spring" (1 text, 1 tune)
Butterworth/Dawney-PloughboysGlory, p. 13, "Crystal Stream" (1 text, 1 tune)

Roud #1391
cf. "One Morning in May (To Hear the Nightingale Sing)" [Laws P14] (theme)
NOTES [40 words]: This may well be a fragmentary version of "One Morning in May", but so many elements of the latter song are missing that it could just as easily be an independent song. It does, however, mention a nightingale briefly in the first line. -PJS
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File: ShH32

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