Forsaken Folk Maun Live
DESCRIPTION: In the chorus the singer says "forsaken folk" may live in woe and pain and she is "one of them." She refuses the gardner's choice of flowers. But the future may be better.
EARLIEST DATE: 1905 (GreigDuncan6)
KEYWORDS: love flowers gardening nonballad
FOUND IN: Britain(Scotland(Aber))
REFERENCES (1 citation):
GreigDuncan6 1182, "Forsaken Folk Maun Live" (1 text, 1 tune)
NOTES: GreigDuncan6 has two verses splintered from floating verses of "Seeds of Love" ("The gardner o this garden He gae me choices three The violet, garland, the primrose But I refused the three"), "The Dark-Eyed Sailor" ("Perhaps a misty morning Will grow a bonnie day") and, with a stretch, "The Cuckoo" (admittedly, "If I am forsaken, I'll not be forsworn" is not "Although I be cast down Yet they cast me not away"); the chorus does not seem to have floated here. - BS
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