I Love-ed a Lass

DESCRIPTION: "I love-ed a lass, She prove-ed unkind, I'll sing you as arkard as ever I can, and I'll sing you as arkard as ever I can." "Her beautiful looks so enravished my mind, I'll sing you as arkard...." The rest is mostly nonsense verses about animal behavior
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1930 (Henry, collected from Samuel Harmon)
KEYWORDS: love humorous animal
REFERENCES (1 citation):
MHenry-Appalachians, pp. 20-22, "I Love-ed A Lass" (1 text)
Roud #4197
NOTES [43 words]: Looking at this, I have a very strong feeling that it's based on "Way Up on Clinch Mountain" or "Drunkard's Hiccups," with a lot of nonsense and floating material thrown at it. But with only one version known, and no access to the tune, I can't prove it. - RBW
File: MHAp020

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