“I Love You And I Can't Help It”

Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1940
Keywords: dialog courting rejection humorous
Found in: US(So)

Description

"I love you and I can't help it, fol dol day, fol dol day (x2)" "Oh my love you're too hard-hearted." "Oh my love I will call you honey." "If you do I will call you beeswax."

Notes

This may, as Randolph suggests, be a form of one or another of the courting-and-rejection songs -- but the verses which survive look independent to me. - RBW

References

  1. Randolph 363, "I'm Going Away to Texas" (3 texts, 1 tune, but only the "B" text goes here; "A" is the true "I'm Going Away to Texas" and "C" is a "Quaker's Wooing" type)
  2. Roud #6691
  3. BI, R363B