I'm Wearing My Heart Away for You
DESCRIPTION: "The bees are humming in the wild wods, love, The flowers their tiny heads bow low.... I'm wearing my heart away for you. It cries, 'My love will be true.'" The singer wonders where his love is, and whether she prefers another man.
AUTHOR: Charles K. Harris (source: Spaeith via Browne-AlabamaFolkLyric)
EARLIEST DATE: 1902 (Spaeth via Browne-AlabamaFolkLyric)
KEYWORDS: love separation
FOUND IN: US(MW,So)
REFERENCES (2 citations):
List-SingingAboutIt-FolkSongsInSouthernIndiana, pp. 167-168, "I Worry My Heart Away for You" (1 text, 1 tune)
Browne-AlabamaFolkLyric 110, "I'm Wearing My Heart Away for You" (1 text, 1 tune)
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