MacEdward Leach and the Songs of Atlantic Canada
Shady Maple
Frank Knox NFLD 2 Tape 18A Track 9
St. Shott's Audio:
Ballad

Away down south among the sunny among the shady maple trees
There dwells a dark-haired maiden all alone
There dwells a dark-haired maiden she's my darling Eloise
She's as fair as any star that ever shone

Away down south we'll dwell together me and my darling Eloise
Beneath the shady maple gently blows a little breeze
I will comfort your dear mother and her heart will be at ease
Away down south among the shady maple trees

When I asked her hand in marriage her _________

[Tape ends here]


Notes


Text: Narrator describes his dark-haired maiden "way down South."  Recording is fragmentary.

Tune: An 'abab' tune in a flexibly performed quadruple metre.

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