First Time that I Saw My Love, The
DESCRIPTION: The first time the singer saw his love was in a storm. The next time she smiled and passed him by. They marry but despite her efforts they have no sex. She prepares to leave. They have sex. She says, "I've seen a misty morning Turn out a bonnie day"
EARLIEST DATE: 1908 (GreigDuncan7)
KEYWORDS: marriage sex husband wife
FOUND IN: Britain(Scotland(Aber))
REFERENCES (1 citation):
GreigDuncan7 1369, "The First Time that I Saw My Love" (2 texts, 1 tune)
NOTES [48 words]: The last line is very close to the usual last line of "The Dark-Eyed Sailor" (specifically, "For a cloudy morning brings forth a shining day).
Is this the musical inspiration for Ewan MacColl's "The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face"? The tune of GreigDuncan7 1369a is not like MacColl's. - BS
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