“A Starry Night to Ramble”


The singer lists the pleasures he enjoys. Noteworthy among them is courting with his sweetheart. But "Of all the games I love the best, that fill me with delight, I love to take a ramble upon a starry night."


Gilbert reports that this was popularized by a performer named Dick Gorman, probably in the last years of the nineteenth century -- but offers no details of its authorship (if known), only a catalogue of Gorman's oddities. - RBW


  1. Meredith/Anderson, pp. 56-57, "A Starry Night to Ramble" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. Spaeth-WeepMore, pp. 94-95, "Starry Night for a Ramble" (1 text, 1 tune)
  3. Gilbert, pp. 177-178, "A Starry Night for a Ramble" (1 text)
  4. Meredith/Covell/Brown, pp. 52-53, "A Starry Night to Ramble" (1 tune)
  5. Roud #972
  6. BI, MA056


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1927
Keywords: courting rambling
Found in: US Australia