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Posted By: Joe Offer
29-Jun-10 - 08:13 PM
Thread Name: Origins: Echo Mocks the Corncrake / Corncraik
Subject: RE: origins: Echo Mocks the Corncrake (Dick Gaughan?)

Echo Mocks the Corncrake, The

DESCRIPTION: "The lass that I loved first of all was handsome, young, and fair." He recalls their happy life. He contrasts the complex, expensive demands of city life with the joys of rural citizenship. He waits for the corncrake to bring back the summer weather
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1904 (Ford)
KEYWORDS: love courting bird home
FOUND IN: Ireland Britain(Scotland)
REFERENCES (4 citations):
Ford-Vagabond, pp. 325-327, "The Corncraik Amang the Whinny Knowes" (1 text, 1 tune)
SHenry H18b, p. 272, "The Whinny Knowes" (1 text, 1 tune)
Tunney-SongsThunder, p. 182, "The Corncrake Among the Whinny Knowes" (1 text)

Roud #2736
Notes: Broadside Bodleian, 2806 c.11(39), "The Corncraik Amang the Whinny Knowes" ("Oh, the lass that I had first of a'"), The Poet's Box (Glasgow), 1868 could not be downloaded and verified. - BS
File: HHH018b

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The version in the Digital Tradition has a few typographical errors and a few spellings I'd question, but it is a fairly accurate transcription of the version sung by Andy M. Stewart on his Man in the Moon CD.