Loved by a Man
DESCRIPTION: There was a rich young girl courted by an Irish lad who "has left her and gone far away" Her beauty has faded; "see what it comes to [to] be loved by a man." If he returns "she'll crown him with joy." She is "bound in love-chains and can never be free"
EARLIEST DATE: 1976 (Munnelly/Deasy-Lenihan)
KEYWORDS: courting rejection separation beauty floatingverses nonballad
FOUND IN: Ireland
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Munnelly/Deasy-Lenihan 37, "Loved by a Man" (1 text, 1 tune)
cf. "Green Grows the Laurel (Green Grow the Lilacs)" (floating lyrics)
NOTES: This song has floating lines rather floating verses such as "Her cheeks they were once like the bud of a rose, But now they're as pale as the lily that grows." - BS
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