Venus and Adonis
DESCRIPTION: The singer, Adonis meets Venus in the forest and asks her for one kiss. She replies, "No! I can't love you!" He asks her to stay with him as night falls. She agrees: "you've fairly won my heart, And I from you, love, never more will part"
EARLIEST DATE: 1893 (Broadwood/Maitland)
KEYWORDS: courting love dialog
FOUND IN: Britain(England(Lond))
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Broadwood/Maitland, pp. 122-123, "Venus and Adonis" (1 text, 1 tune)
NOTES [29 words]: Broadwood/Maitland (1893): "From Mr Grantham ...; he originally came from Sussex, and learnt the song sixty years ago there; he has since made it popular about Holmwood." - BS
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