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|A traditional song from Northumberland. The Northumbrian minstrelsy has a slightly different version of both words
and music. Of the words they say that they are are a fragment of an older ballad.
|Blow the wind southerly, southerly, southerly,
Blow the wind south o'er the bonny blue sea;
Blow the wind southerly, southerly, southerly,
Blow bonnie breeze, my lover to me.
They told me last night, there were ships in the offing,
And I hurried down to the deep rolling sea,
But my eye could not see it wherever might be it
The bark that is bearing my lover to me.
Version from Northumbrian Minstrelsy
Blaw the wind southerly, southerly, southerly,
A variation of the last two lines is also given
Blaw the lad ti' the bar, ti' the bar, ti' the bar
The tune they give is a variant on the one used here. I give it here in abc notation.
T:Blaw the Wind Southerly C:Trad S:Northumbrian Minstrelsy M:3/4 K:D A| fed AFA |BGB AFA | fed AFA| Bdc d2::a|\ f2 a e2 a |dcd cBA| f2 a e2 a |ba^g a2 a|\ b2 b a2 a |g2 g fed| fed Bgf| eBc d2:|