My Only Love

DESCRIPTION: "I once knew a beautiful greaser... Who played in the street for a living." He follows "And worshipped her sweet mandolin." The singer asks to marry, and offers many gifts, but is ignored. He says he will die. At last someone tells him the woman is deaf
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1927 (Finger)
KEYWORDS: music courting humorous rejection
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Finger, p. 108-110, "My Only Love" (1 text, 1 tune)
Roud #8826
cf. "The German Girls" (theme of following a woman for her music)
NOTES [18 words]: So who is more deaf -- the woman who plays a mandolin she can't tune, or the man who thinks it sounds good? - RBW
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