When Spring Comes In

DESCRIPTION: "When spring comes in the birds will sing, The lambs will play and bells will ring." "Young men and maidens" court on mountains and in meadows; "the dairymaid ... can milk and she can sing ... her master's trust and care And all a ploughman's joy."
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1923 (Williams-FolkSongsOfTheUpperThames)
KEYWORDS: courting farming nonballad bird sheep
FOUND IN: Britain(England(South))
REFERENCES (2 citations):
Williams-FolkSongsOfTheUpperThames, p. 222, "When Spring Comes In" (1 text) (also Williams-Wiltshire-WSRO Wt 475)
Copper-ASongForEverySeason, pp. 238-239, "When Spring Comes In" (1 text, 1 tune)

Roud #439
File: WT222

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