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
Last updated in version 3.5
Go to the Ballad Search form
Go to the Ballad Index Song List
Go to the Ballad Index Instructions
Go to the Ballad Index Bibliography or Discography
The Ballad Index Copyright 2017 by Robert B. Waltz and David G. Engle.