Mudcat Café message #4001573 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #166432   Message #4001573
Posted By: GUEST,Derrick
22-Jul-19 - 11:54 AM
Thread Name: Folklore: 'I mistook her for a duck, honestly'
Subject: RE: Folklore: 'I mistook her for a duck, honestly'
SRS,The reference is to an English trad song.
The song is about a young man on trial for murder.
He goes out hunting and shoots what he thinks is a swan.
The swan turns out to be his lover.
In his defence he claims that she had her white apron on and he mistook
her for a swan.
If you google Polly Vaugh or Polly Von (both spellings are used)you should find the lyrics