“The Araby Maid”

Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1930 (Ord)
Keywords: love courting
Found in: Britain(Scotland)

Description

"Away on the wings of the wind she flies...." "'Tis an Araby maid who hath left her home To fly with her Christian knight." The song tells how she leaves her home and her faith for love, and notes "None can sever them now but the grave."

Notes

The absence of dialect in this song makes me think it is composed. So does the abject stupidity. - RBW

Cross references

References

  1. Ord, p. 312, "The Araby Maid" (1 text)
  2. Roud #6725
  3. BI, Ord312