“A False-Hearted Lover”


A complaint toward a false love: "There is more than one, there is more than two, There is more pretty boys than you." ""You slighted me for another girl." "The loss of one is the gain of two [sweethearts]" "I wish to the Lord you had never been born."


This is one of those lost-love items, mostly lyric, largely composed of floating elements -- the sort of song that largely defies classification. I know of no other versions of this precise mix. - RBW

Cross references


  1. BrownII 141, "A False-Hearted Love" (1 text)
  2. Roud #6574
  3. BI, BrII141


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1920 (Brown)
Found in: US(SE)