Sheet Music: She's Like the Swallow

TitleShe's Like the Swallow
ComposerTraditional Canadian
InstrumentationFlute and Guitar chords
KeyB minor
RangeB4–D6
Time signature3/4
Tempo120 BPM
Performance time1:00
Difficulty leveleasy
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Date added2012-02-10
Last updated2012-02-10
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Categories
Ballads, Love songs, Traditional/Folk

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Friday 10 February 2012

Tune of the Day: She's Like the Swallow

Traditional Canadian folk song

This song was first collected in 1930 by the British folksong collector Maud Karpeles. The tune was so beautiful, Miss Karpeles felt it must have come from Britain, but it is actually highly likely that “She's like the Swallow” originated in Newfoundland.

She's like the swallow that flies so high,
She's like the river that never runs dry,
She's like the sun that shines on the lee shore
She loves her love, but love is no more.

Thanks to Dan for suggesting this tune!