False-Hearted Lover, A
DESCRIPTION: A complaint toward a false love: "There is more than one, there is more than two, There is more pretty boys than you." ""You slighted me for another girl." "The loss of one is the gain of two [sweethearts]" "I wish to the Lord you had never been born."
EARLIEST DATE: 1920 (Brown)
KEYWORDS: love betrayal floatingverses nonballad
FOUND IN: US(SE)
REFERENCES (1 citation):
BrownII 141, "A False-Hearted Love" (1 text)
cf. "The False Young Man (The False True Lover)" (lyrics, theme)
NOTES: This is one of those lost-love items, mostly lyric, largely composed of floating elements -- the sort of song that largely defies classification. I know of no other versions of this precise mix. - RBW
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