Needle's Eye, The

DESCRIPTION: "The needle's eye that doth supply The thread that runs so true, Oh many a beau have I let go Because I wanted you." The remaining verses describe how the singer(s) have courted and passed others by; the needle may have "caught" the (girl)
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1903 (Newell)
KEYWORDS: playparty courting
FOUND IN: US(Ap,MW,NE,So)
REFERENCES (10 citations):
Randolph 545, "The Needle's Eye" (2 text plus an excerpt, 1 tune)
BrownIII 74, "The Needle's Eye" (1 fragment)
BrownSchinhanV 74, "The Needle's Eye" (1 tune plus a text excerpts)
Hudson 144, pp. 291-293, "Needle's Eye" (2 fragments)
Linscott, pp. 43-44, "The Needle's Eye" (1 text, 1 tune)
Wolford, pp. 72-73=WolfordRev, pp. 196-197, "Needle's Eye" (1 text, 1 tune)
HudsonTunes 34, "Needle's Eye" (1 short text, 1 tune)
Opie-Game pp. 42-43, "(The needle's eye that doth supply)" (2 texts)
Newell, #29, "Threading the Needle" (2 texts); #171, "The Needle's Eye" (1 text, 1 tune)
Welsch, pp. 288-289, "The Needle's Eye" (1 text, 1 tune)

ST R545 (Full)
Roud #4506
RECORDINGS:
Margaret MacArthur, "The Needle's Eye" [fragment] (on MMacArthur01)
File: R545

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