Jon calls this “A gentle little song with a great chorus. We sing this at Royal Traditions nights at the Royal in Dungworth.”
Everywhere I look this seems to come up as being a Cornish song, but things are slightly confused as there is also a version that involves a soldier or ‘bold grenadier.’ It seems Sandy Denny, Lou Killen and Peter Bellamy have all covered this version, however, so check out Mainly Norfolk, although there seems little to add. It’s another nice song that fits the courtship and romance of the month of May. Mind you she has a very sudden change of heart here! I wonder why?