“Blow the Wind Southerly”

Alternate titles: “cf. "Song of the Fishes (Blow Ye Winds Westerly)" (lyrics)”
Author: unknown (some versions reworked by John Stubbs)
Earliest date: 190 (Stokoe/Reay)
Keywords: love separation return
Found in: Britain(England(North))

Description

"Blow the wind southerly, southerly, southerly, Blow the wind southerly, South or southwest." The girl hopes that her love will return to her quickly

Supplemental text

Blow the Wind Southerly
  Complete text(s)

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From Stokoe/Reay, Songs and Ballads of Northern England, p. 18.

Blaw the wind southerly,
  southerly, southerly,
Blaw the wind southerly,
  south or southwest.

My lad's at the bar,
  at the bar, at the bar;
My lad's at the bar,
  whom I love best.

Then blaw the wind southerly,
  southerly, southerly,
Blaw the wind southerly,
  south or southwest.

References

  1. Stokoe/Reay, pp. 18-19, "Blaw the Wind Southerly" (1 fragment plus the Stubbs text, 1 tune)
  2. ST StoR018 (Full)
  3. Roud #2619
  4. BI, StoR018