What Shall I Give to Thee?
DESCRIPTION: "What shall I give to thee? Darling, we must part, Something to hide away, Close to the heart. Give me an ivy leaf, fresh from the vine, Give me an ivy leaf, green as the pine." "What shall I give to thee? Life is so strange. All... surely must change."
EARLIEST DATE: 1971 (Boette, although the source is Gainer)
KEYWORDS: parting gift nonballad
FOUND IN: US(Ap)
REFERENCES (2 citations):
Gainer, p. 107, "What Shall I Give to Thee?" (1 short text, 1 tune)
Boette, p. 170, "What Shall I Give to Thee?" (1 short text, 1 tune)
Go to the Ballad Search form
Go to the Ballad Index Song List
Go to the Ballad Index Instructions
Go to the Ballad Index Bibliography or Discography
The Ballad Index Copyright 2018 by Robert B. Waltz and David G. Engle.