Blackbirds and Thrushes (I)

DESCRIPTION: Young man meets young woman; she laments her Jimmy, who is off to the wars. She fears he will be killed, but when he returns, he finds her dead instead. He regrets having left.
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1906 (Sharp collection)
KEYWORDS: love separation death soldier
FOUND IN: Britain(England)
REFERENCES (2 citations):
Sharp-OneHundredEnglishFolksongs 36, "Blackbirds and Thrushes" (1 text, 1 tune)
Karpeles-TheCrystalSpring 33, "Blackbirds and Thrushes" (1 text, 1 tune)

Roud #12657
cf. "Cowboy Jack" [Laws B24] (plot)
cf. "C'est la Belle Francoise (Beautiful Francesca)" (plot)
cf. "The Lass of Roch Royal" [Child 76] (theme)
cf. "John (George) Riley (I)" [Laws N36] and references there (theme)
cf. "Ball of Yarn"
File: ShH36

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