Tag Archives: lover

Springfield Mountain

TITLE: Springfield Mountain AUTHOR: Unknown CATEGORY: Public Domain, Traditional KEYWORDS: death, animal, lover, injury, 19th Century, US History, Massachusetts EARLIEST DATE: 1836 HISTORICAL REFERENCES: Aug 7, 1761 – Death by snakebite of Timothy Myrick, often considered the inspiration for this song. There are many versions of this songs ranging from serious to comic. I first learned this read more »

Water is Wide, The

TITLE: The Water is Wide AUTHOR: unknown CATEGORY: traditional, public domain KEYWORDS:  love, rejection, lyric, lover, death EARLIEST DATE: 1714 (Ritson, Scotish Song) The Water Is Wide is a folk song of English origin, based on lyrics which partly date to the 1600s. It has seen considerable popularity through to the 21st century. Cecil Sharp published the song in Folk Songs read more »

Bill Morgan and His Gal

TITLE: Bill Morgan and His Gal AUTHOR: Words by Will A. Mahoney, Music by Halsay K. Mohr CATEGORY: Author Known, Public Domain KEYWORDS: food, humorous, lover, money, comic EARLIEST DATE: 1906 HISTORICAL REFERENCES: John Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913), mortgage banker, was probably the most powerful financier in American history; he controlled railroads, steel mills and the largest bank on Wall read more »

As I Roved Out (Tarry Trousers)

TITLE: As I Roved Out (Tarry Trousers) AUTHOR: unknown CATEGORY: traditional, public domain KEYWORDS: lover, courting, mother, sailor EARLIEST DATE: 1848 (Journal from the Nauticon) KEYWORDS: marriage, dialog, humorous, mother, sailor Alan Lomax in his Folk Songs of North America (in the English Language) says, “This little Canadian ditty is cousin to a thousand other read more »