@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
@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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