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Thread #56663   Message #887383
Posted By: nutty
11-Feb-03 - 01:15 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Add: The Bonny Moon
Subject: RE: Lyr Add: The Bonny Moon
The Traditional Ballad Index has this info .........

Silvery Moon, The

DESCRIPTION: The singer sees a girl lamenting in the moonlight. Her lover was true and brave, "but now he is dead, the youth once so gay... And he silently sleeps while I'm left here to weep By the sweet silver light of the moon."
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1847 (Journal of William Histed of the Cortes)
KEYWORDS: love death separation
FOUND IN: US(So)
REFERENCES (2 citations):
Randolph 800, "The Silvery Moon" (2 texts, 1 tune)
Huntington-Whalemen, pp. 233-234, "Silvery Moon" (1 text, 1 tune)

ALTERNATE TITLES:
Roll On, Silver Moon
File: R800

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Could anyone supply me with the texts/tunes of te two references cited, please?