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She's Like The Swallow

  • (Trad)

    She's like the swallow that flies so high
    She's like the river that never runs dry
    She's like the sunshine on the lee shore
    I love my love but love is no more

    'Twas down in the garden this fair maid did go
    Plucking the beautiful primrose
    The more she plucked the more she did pull
    Until she had her apron full

    Then from these flowers she made a bed
    A stony pillow was at her head
    She lay down and no word she spake
    Until this fair maid's heart did break

    (as sung by The Spinners)

Susannes Folksong-Notizen

  • [1962:] This beautiful and touching love song was collected in Newfoundland, but it sounds as if it comes from an older British tradition. (Reprint Sing Out 4, 203)

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