Blow the Wind Southerly
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Barry Taylor

This is an air from northern England. The words are from a fragment in The Bishoprick Garland (1834). Blow the wind Southerly,
Southerly, Southerly,
Blow the wind
South o'er the bonnie blue sea.
Blow the wind Southerly,
Southerly, Southerly
Blow bonnie breeze,
My true lover to me.

They told me last night
There were ships in the offing
And I hurried down
To the deep rolling sea.
But my eye could not see it
Wherever might be it,
The bark that is bearing
My lover to me.
Folk Songs of England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales
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