@wlonk I think you might be my main hope here.
I'm trying to remember a folk song where she's walking along the river singing a song, and she meets a soldier who's whistling the same tune, and they have a fun little fling together.
The version I'm trying to find has the phrase "I knew we would be lovers" in it, but google's giving me zippo.
CAN YOU HELP
@Sandra @wlonk @JoshuaACNewman Ooh, I also REALLY love the one where they're making out, and to tease her he says "hey, you kiss almost as good as my other girlfriend," and there is no other girlfriend, but she doesn't know this, so she stabs him to death and throws his body in the well.
And from then on, all the birds that sing, only sing his name.
@lumpley Not what you were looking for, but I think you'll appreciate Little Yellow Roses anyway: https://mainlynorfolk.info/folk/songs/littleyellowroses.html
@wlonk I would swear that the name of the song was just "The Whistling Soldier" but I'm getting no returns at all.
It was on a CD I bought at a store 15 years ago or less (since lost). Pop-folk, nbd. How can there be no trace of it online?
I can't believe that there's not a folk song called "The Whistling Soldier" at all, even if it's not the one I mean. What on earth gives.
It has a song of advice for young lovers, where the metaphor is that the willow tree is the first tree to bud in spring. I don't remember the lesson we're supposed to take, though.
And a very sweet original song about how much her grandparents were in love throughout their life.
@wlonk @PaulCzege Maybe this'll help? The last time I saw the album, we were rearranging the dining room. Meg was holding it up, saying "what is this? There's no CD in it," and it took me a minute to identify it. This means that she wasn't on Meg's radar, which rules out about a million women in folk music, and it means that I picked up the CD on a whim to listen to on my commute.
(I know it won't help.)
@lumpley As far as song-type goes, is this in the right direction: https://mainlynorfolk.info/folk/songs/theboldgrenadier.html
(Obviously, none of the versions here have the line you mention, but.)
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