Single Life, A (Single Is My Glory)
DESCRIPTION: "Some do say there are good girls, Oh, where shall we find them? Some do say there are good boys, But never do you mind them." The singer warns of deceivers, concluding, "A single life I am to live, Oh, single is my glory... Then who will control me?"
EARLIEST DATE: 1925 (recording, Roba Stanley)
KEYWORDS: nonballad warning courting
FOUND IN: US(SE,So)
REFERENCES (3 citations):
BrownIII 18, "A Single Life" (1 text)
Owens-2ed, pp. 121-122, "Blue-Eyed Boy Is Mad At Me" (1 text, 1 tune)
Browne 54, "A Single Life" (1 text, 1 tune)
Roba Stanley, "Single Life" (OKeh 40436, 1925)
cf. "Married and Single Life" (subject)
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