“I Love-ed a Lass”


"I love-ed a lass, She prove-ed unkind, I'll sing you as arkard as ever I can, and I'll sing you as arkard as ever I can." "Her beautiful looks so enravished my mind, I'll sing you as arkard...." The rest is mostly nonsense verses about animal behavior


Looking at this, I have a very strong feeling that it's based on "Way Up on Clinch Mountain" or "Drunkard's Hiccups," with a lot of nonsense and floating material thrown at it. But with only one version known, and no access to the tune, I can't prove it. - RBW


  1. MHenry-Appalachians, pp. 20-22, "I Love-ed A Lass" (1 text)
  2. Roud #4197
  3. BI, MHAp020


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1930 (Henry, collected from Samuel Harmon)
Keywords: love humorous animal
Found in: US(Ap)