Frowns That She Gave Me, The
DESCRIPTION: "When first to this country a stranger I came, I placed my affection on a beautiful dame." ""Oh Susan... Won't you leave your old parents?" "Oh William, that never would do." "Take warning by me, Never place your affections on a green growing tree"
EARLIEST DATE: 1934 (Randolph)
KEYWORDS: love courting family floatingverses
FOUND IN: US(So)
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Randolph 752, "The Frowns That She Gave Me" (1 text)
cf. "When First To This Country (I)" ("When First Unto This Country" lyrics) and references there
cf. "Oh No, Not I" (floating lyrics)
NOTES [58 words]: This is another of those all-floating-verse pieces -- the first lines are from "The Banks of the Bann," then material that reminds us of "Green Grow the Lilacs" and others; then verses asking the girl to leave home that could be from anywhere, then the remark "Since it is no better I'm glad it is no worse," and finally a bit from "Oh No, Not I." - RBW
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