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Thread #135708 Message #3096605
Posted By: Steve Byrne
16-Feb-11 - 01:26 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Seagull seagull fly away over the sea
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Seagull seagull fly away over the sea
Several possible leads over at the VWML/Roud Folksong Index perhaps?
Ginette Dunn's Fellowship of Song (1980) pp.241-242 has a song 'Seagull' referenced in it - I don't have the book and Googlebooks only shows parts of it. It's on singing traditions of East Suffolk.
Roud 10834 'Is the Story True' has an opening line 'Seagull, gentle seagull'. It appears in Cheney, Mormon Songs from the Rocky Mountains (1968) pp.78-79
The Opies reference, Roud 20742, is probably of the fairly well-known 'Seagull, seagull sit on the shore' variety.