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By thy Sweet, Silver Light, Bonny Moon

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Performer: Cook, Henry
Place Collected: Arlington
Date collected: Between 1913 and 1916
Collector: Williams, Alfred
Roud Number: 906

This sad little ditty was often printed from the early 19th century onwards and was picked up by country singers on both sides of the Atlantic. In some versions, the hero gives his sweetheart a ring to mark their engagement and they set their wedding date on the banks of the Shannon.

Notes by Gwilym Davies 17 March 2016