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Book TitleAuthorDateNotes
Song TitleMy love is like the sun
Roud No.583
Collected FromBradshaw, William
LocationBibury
CountyGloucestershire
Collected ByWilliams, Alfred
Alternative Title
Tune
Date
Source PrimaryWSRO: 2598/36 Packet 2 - Gloucestershire: Williams, A: MS collection No Gl 59
Source SecondaryWilts and Gloucestershire Standard, 20th May,1916, p 3, Part 31, No. 6
Recording
 
Song Lyrics
Verse 1

Cold winter's gone and past,
Pleasant summer's come at last,
The small birds are whistling on each tree.
Since misfortune's proved unkind,
To the dearest love of mine,
And he's gone to the Isle of Kildare.

Verse 2

I will put on my suit of black,
With a fringe all around my back,
Gold rings on my fingers I will wear,
And straight away he'll appear,
From the Isle of Kildare,
And I soon shall set sight on him there.

Verse 3

My love is like the sun,
That through the firmament does run,
And always proves constant and true,
But I am like the moon,
Which does ramble round and round,
And every month it is new.
 
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Notes
Williams, Alfred: Ms / WGS: 'For the three following songs [Joe, the collier's son, 'Twas on an Easter Monday] I am indebted to William Bradshaw, Bibury, the 'Cotswold Village' depicted so admirably by the late J Arthur Gibb. I find, on examination, that Bibury was a highly musical village, and possessed many folk songs on times past. Most of these have disappeared now, since those who sang them are dead: it is good nevertheless, to encounter even the memory of such a state of things.'

Transcribed and edited by Chris Wildridge, 2010.

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