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The Dove

  • (Trad / Ewan MacColl)

    Well the dove she's a pretty bird, and she sings as she flies
    She brings us glad tidings and she tells us no lies
    Well she flies in the mountains and the valley so low
    And if you live peaceful then she never will go

    Come all you young men, take a warning by me
    Don't you go for a soldier, don't you join no army
    For the dove she will leave you and the raven will come
    And death will come marching to the sound of a drum

    And come all pretty young girls, come walk in the sun
    And don't let your young men ever carry a gun
    For the gun it will scare her and she'll fly away
    And then there'll be weeping by night and by day

    Repeat 1

    As sung by Hamish Imlach

Susannes Folksong-Notizen

  • [1973:] To the tune of a Kentucky song about The Cuckoo, one of the widest-spread folk songs, also very well known in Britain, Ewan MacColl put some words about a different bird as a symbol of peace. [Hamish Imlach's version identical, apart from lines 3 and 4, with verses 1, 2, 4 by MacColl.] (Dallas, Wars 261)

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