“The Banks of Sweet Primroses”

Alternate titles: “Three Long Steps”
Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1891
Keywords: courting rejection flowers
Found in: Britain(England(North,South),Wales) Canada(Mar)

Description

Speaker, while walking by banks of primroses, sees and courts a lovely woman. She spurns him and declares her intention to separate from men. (He tells listeners that even a cloudy, dark morning turns into a sunshiny day.)

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References

  1. Sharp-100E 51, "The Sweet Primeroses" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. Vaughan Williams/Lloyd, p. 17, "The Banks of Sweet Primroses" (1 text, 1 tune)
  3. MacSeegTrav 68, "The Banks of Sweet Primroses" (2 texts, 1 tune)
  4. Creighton/Senior, pp. 127-128, "As I Rode Out" (1 text, 1 tune)
  5. DT, SWTPRIM*
  6. Roud #586
  7. BI, ShH51