“Bushes and Briars”

Alternate titles: “Through Bushes and Briars”
Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1908 (Vaughn Williams, _Folk Ongs from the Eastern Counties_)
Keywords: love separation animal
Found in: Britain(England(Lond))

Description

"Through bushes and through briars I lately took my way." "Long time have I been waiting for the coming of my dear." "Sometimes I am uneasy... Sometimes I think I'll go... And tell to him my mind." But she fears being too bold

References

  1. DT, BUSHBRIR*
  2. ADDITIONAL: Maud Karpeles, _Folk Songs of Europe_, Oak, 1956, 1964, p. 42, "Bushes and Briars" (1 text, 1 tune)
  3. Roud #1027
  4. BI, FSOE026