“Blackbirds and Thrushes (I)”

Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1916
Keywords: love separation death soldier
Found in: Britain(England)


Young man meets young woman; she laments her Jimmy, who is off to the wars. She fears he will be killed, but when he returns, he finds her dead instead. He regrets having left.

Cross references


  1. Sharp-100E 36, "Blackbirds and Thrushes" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. Roud #12657
  3. BI, ShH36