Brandy Leave Me Alone
DESCRIPTION: "Oh, brandy leave me alone (x3), Remember I must go home." "Oh, brandy, you broke my heart (x2); Oh, brandy, leave me alone; Remember I must go home."
EARLIEST DATE: 1955 (recording, Pete Seeger)
KEYWORDS: drink home nonballad Africa
REFERENCES (2 citations):
Silber-FSWB, p. 231, "Brandy Leave Me Alone" (1 text)
Pete Seeger, "Brandy Leave Me Alone" (on PeteSeeger06, PeteSeegerCD01); "Brandy Leave Me Alone" (on PeteSeeger12)
NOTES: The history of this song is rather obscure; it probably does not qualify as a true ENGLISH-language folksong. Joseph Marais and Miranda seem to have found the chorus in South Africa, and added enough material to make it an actual song. - RBW
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