Come, Love, Come, the Boat Lies Low
DESCRIPTION: "Come, love, come, and go with me, I'll take you down about Tennessee. Open up the window, oh love do, Listen to the music I'm playing for you, Come, love, come, the boat lies low,...." The girl is urged to float "on the Old Ben Joe"
EARLIEST DATE: 1944 (Wheeler)
KEYWORDS: love courting home river floatingverses
FOUND IN: US
REFERENCES (2 citations):
MWheeler, pp. 90-91, "Come, Love, Come, the Boat Lies Low" (1 text, 1 tune)
Finger, pp. 165-166, "Come, Love, Come" (1 text)
Eleazar Tillet, "Come Love Come" (on USWarnerColl01) [a true mess; the first verse is "Nancy Till", the chorus is "Come, Love, Come, the Boat Lies Low," and it uses part of "De Boatman Dance" as a bridge.)
NOTES: Another collection -- at least in Wheeler's version -- of mostly floating material. But I suspect the chorus ("Come, love, come, the boat lies low, Lies high and dry on the Ohio...") is characteristic of something rather longer. The "Nancy Till" verse occurs also in the Finger version. - RBW
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