“The Birds in the Spring”

Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1956 (recorded from George Maynard)
Keywords: lyric nonballad animal bird
Found in: Britain(England(South))

Description

Singer sits down to listen to the birds sing, and praises the pleasure of their notes. Chorus: "And when you grow old, you will have it to say/You'll never hear so sweet... as the birds in the spring" or "...as the nightingale sing"

Notes

I've entitled this, "The Birds in the Spring" to avoid confusion with, "The Sweet Nightingale" or "One Morning In May (To Hear the Nightingale Sing)," both unrelated songs. - PJS

Recordings

References

  1. DT, BIRDSPRG
  2. Roud #356
  3. BI, RcTBiITS