“The Banks of the Schuylkill”


"On the banks of the Schuylkill so pleasant and gay, There blessed with my true love I spent a short day." The girl describes her happy time with the man. But now he has been taken for a soldier. She hopes they will be happily reunited

Cross references

  • cf. "The Banks of the Dee" (theme)


  1. Randolph 769, "The Banks of the Schuylkill" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. Huntington-Whalemen, pp. 160-161, "The Banks of the Schuylkill" (1 text)
  3. Roud #2045
  4. BI, R769


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1840 (Journal from the Fortune)
Found in: US(So)