I'm Deep In Love, My Mind Is Troubled
DESCRIPTION: "I'm deep in love, my mind is troubled, I know not where to wander to." The girl tells him he must stop drinking; he declares he will abandon women first. Many verses float: "I'll lay my head on a cask of brandy." "The oceans are wide, I cannot wade them"
EARLIEST DATE: 1939 (Thompson-BodyBootsAndBritches-NewYorkStateFolktales)
KEYWORDS: love drink rejection travel floatingverses
FOUND IN: US(MA)
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Thompson-BodyBootsAndBritches-NewYorkStateFolktales, pp. 260-261, "(no title)" (1 text)
cf. "Carrickfergus" (floating lyrics)
cf. "Peggy Gordon" (floating lyrics)
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