Molly Brooks (I)
DESCRIPTION: "Molly Brooks has gone to the isle (x3), And I hope she'll never return (x3), Molly Brooks has gone to the isle, And I hope she'll never return."
EARLIEST DATE: 1916 (Wolford)
KEYWORDS: playparty nonballad travel
FOUND IN: US(MW,So)
REFERENCES (3 citations):
Wolford, p. 71=WolfordRev, pp. 194-195, "Molly Brooks" (1 text, 1 tune)
Randolph 529, "Molly Brooks" (1 text, 1 tune)
Huntington-Whalemen, p. 274, "Moll Brooks" (1 text, 1 tune -- a fragment which is placed here by the manuscript title; Roud [#2075] files it with "I Lost My Love and I Dinna Ken Hoo," though it has really only one line in common)
NOTES: This probably springs from the same roots as Molly Brooks (II), a dance to the tune of "Malbrouk." Since, however, Randolph's version has lost the tune (which in this case is diagnostic), and Wolford appears to have a different tune, I have classified them separately. - RBW
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