Sun Is Gone Down in the West Love, The

DESCRIPTION: The singer mourns the loss of her sweetheart: "last night you were in with another... I hope you won't leave her in sorrow Alone as you've gone and left me." She will never love another and in her coffin "I'll think on the promise you made me."
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1912 (JIFSS 1921 (see Note below))
KEYWORDS: infidelity love promise nonballad death
FOUND IN: Ireland
REFERENCES (1 citation):
OCroinin-Cronin 176, "The Sun Is Gone Down in the West Love" (1 text, 1 tune)
Roud #14061
RECORDINGS:
Elizabeth Cronin, "The Sun Is Gone Down in the West Love" (on IRECronin01)
ALTERNATE TITLES:
Since I Lost My Remembrance of You
NOTES: Mudcat has a version that shares some verses and adds others to OCroinin-Croinmin (http://mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=115872) from Journal of the Irish Folk Song Society Vol 18 Dec 1921, noted in 1912.
Elizabeth Cronin's tune is the same as Sarah Makem's for "Caroline and Her Young Sailor Bold" [Laws N17]. - BS
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File: OCC176

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