Love It Is a Folly
DESCRIPTION: "Love it is a folly That dwells within my breast It makes me melancholy So I can take no rest... I darst not keep her company." He wishes he were a swallow, or turtle [dove] to fly and be with her but he "must not keep her company"
EARLIEST DATE: 1950 (Owens-1ed)
KEYWORDS: courting love separation nonballad bird
FOUND IN: US(So)
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Owens-1ed, pp. 170-171, "Love It Is a Folly" (1 text, 1 tune)
NOTES: I rather suspect this is a by-blow of one of the American members of the "Farewell He" family -- but with only one version, I can't really prove it. - RBW
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