I Love My Love (I) (As I Cam' Owre Yon High High Hill)

DESCRIPTION: The singer meets a pretty girl, asks who her father is, asks where she lives, asks if she would marry. She is not overly enthusiastic. He bids farewell and hopes she will be kinder when he returns. In the chorus, he admits "But I love her yet...."
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1908 (GreigDuncan5)
KEYWORDS: courting rejection love floatingverses
FOUND IN: Britain(Scotland(Aber))
REFERENCES (3 citations):
Greig #18, p. 1, ("As I cam' owre yon heich heich hill") (1 text)
GreigDuncan5 964, "I Love My Love" (3 texts, 1 tune)
Ord, p. 129, "As I Cam' Owre Yon High High Hill" (1 text)

Roud #5548
CROSS-REFERENCES:
cf. "Seventeen Come Sunday" [Laws O17] (floating lyrics)
cf. "Trooper and Maid" [Child 299] (floating lyrics)
ALTERNATE TITLES:
The Wanton Lad
NOTES: So much of this piece is shared with "Seventeen Come Sunday" and "Trooper and Maid" (which themselves cross-fertilize) that it cannot be regarded as an independent song. But this ends with the woman rejecting the man, and also has that interesting chorus: But I love my love, and I love my love, And I love my love most dearly; My whole delight's in her bonnie face, And I long to have her near me." So we split. - RBW
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File: Ord129

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