Billy My Darling
DESCRIPTION: "Billy, my darling, Billy, my dear, When you think I don't love you it's a foolish idea -- Up in the tree-top high as the sky, I can see Billy, Billy pass by."
EARLIEST DATE: 1922 (Brown)
FOUND IN: US(SE)
REFERENCES (2 citations):
Brown/Belden/Hudson-FrankCBrownCollectionNCFolklore3 288, "Billy My Darling" (1 fragment plus mention of 1 more)
Brown/Schinhan-FrankCBrownCollectionNCFolklore5 288, "Billy My Darling" (1 tune plus a text excerpt)
cf. "Down in the Valley" (lyrics)
NOTES [38 words]: Based just on the text in Brown, I would probably have classified this as a by-blow of "Down in the Valley." But a tune was recorded, apparently *not* "Down in the Valley." So it lists separately -- though I remain dubious. - RBW
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