“The Raven and the Crow”


"The corbie with his roupie throat Cried frae the leafless tree... Come o'er the loch wi me!" The crow asks why he should come. He is told a farmer has plowed his field and seeded it; there is much corn to be had. The farmer shoots both birds


I haven't met this elsewhere, but it feels enough like a traditional song that I'm indexing it. - RBW


  1. Montgomerie-ScottishNR 34, "The Raven and the Crow" (1 text)
  2. BI, MSNR034


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1964 (Montgomerie)
Keywords: bird death food farming
Found in: Britain(Scotland)