Tuesday 7 February 2017
Tune of the Day: If I Were a Blackbird
Traditional Irish song
This old Irish song is about a girl who has been courted by a sailor, but is now deserted. She wishes she were a blackbird so she could follow her love.
I am a young maiden and my story is sad
For once I was courted by a brave sailor lad.
He courted me strongly by night and by day
But now my dear sailor has gone far away.
If I were a blackbird, I'd whistle and sing
And I'd follow the ship that my true love sails in
And on the top rigging I'd there build my nest
And I'd pillow my head on his lily white breast.