I'm Not Myself At All
DESCRIPTION: "Oh, I'm not myself at all, Molly dear, Molly dear." At confession the singer asked Father Taff for half a blessing because his other half belongs to Molly Brierly. The singer wants her to marry him before he disappears entirely.
AUTHOR: Samuel Lover (1797-1868)
EARLIEST DATE: before 1861 (broadside, LOCSinging as201450)
KEYWORDS: courting love humorous nonballad clergy
REFERENCES (1 citation):
O'Conor, p. 22, "I'm Not Myself At All" (1 text)
Bodleian, Harding B 18(267), "I'Am Not Myself At All", H. De Marsan (New York), 1859-1860 [same as LOCSinging as201450]; also Harding B 11(3984), "I'm Not Myself At All"; Harding B 11(4325), "Molly Dear" or "I'm Not Myself At All"
LOCSinging, as201450, "I'am Not Myself At All", H. De Marsan (New York), 1859-1860 [same as Bodleian Harding B 18(267)]; also sb20205a, "I'am Not Myself At All"
NOTES: Broadsides LOCSinging as201450 and Bodleian Harding B 18(267): H. De Marsan dating per Studying Nineteenth-Century Popular Song by Paul Charosh in American Music, Winter 1997, Vol 15.4, Table 1, available at FindArticles site. - BS
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