It's Funny When You Feel that Way
DESCRIPTION: The singer says, "when first I fell in love ... I felt as though I'd tumbled into honey And somebody had left me all their money." She rejects him, then accepts his advance and her father gives his permission to wed. "I long to hear the wedding bells"
EARLIEST DATE: 1873 (broadside, LOCSheet sm1873 14066)
KEYWORDS: courting love wedding father
FOUND IN: Britain(Scotland(Aber))
REFERENCES (1 citation):
GreigDuncan8 1901, "Isn't It Funny When You Feel That Way" (1 fragment)
Bodleian, 2806 c.16(103), "It's Funny When You Feel that Way" ("I sha'nt forget how queer I felt"), T. Pearson (Manchester), 1850-1899; also Firth b.27(261), "It's Funny When You Feel that Way"
LOCSheet, sm1873 14066, "It's Funny When You Feel that Way," G. D. Russell & Co. (Boston), 1873 (tune)
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