Tune of the Day: She's Like the Swallow
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!