LOCKDOWN SONG - MO SMITH
This song began life as a poem by Richard Monckton Milne. (1809-1885)
Barbary Berry thought this poem of love lent itself to a song and wrote her own tune which she sang with her husband Len when they performed as 'Portway Pedlars'.
I sang the song in front of Barbary Berry without realising she had made up the tune. Mary said I must keep singing the song.
The song is about a young man who was looking forward to his date with a young lass. He was nervous, and a little agitated! Eager to make a good impression.
He arrived early but she wasn't there, much to his concern. Increasingly nervous, he looked for her every way. Was she going to arrive? Had she decided not to come?
Disappointment, but embarrassed too at being left alone. But then she turns up, but late! What a relief, a smile and a shy welcome. All's well.