“I Love Little Willie”


"I love Little Willie, I do, mama, I love Little Willie, But don't you tell Pa! For he wouldn't like it, you know, mama." Similarly: "He wrote me a letter," "He gave me a ring," "And now we are married," "We fuss and we scratch."

Same tune

  • I Love My Union (Greenway-AFP, p. 128)


  1. BrownIII 307, "I Love Little Willie, I Do, Mamma" (1 text plus 1 fragment, 4 excerpts, and mention of 3 more)
  2. Randolph 382, "I Love Little Willie" (3 texts, 2 tunes)
  3. MHenry-Appalachians, p. 23, "I Love Little Willie" (1 text)
  4. Lomax-ABFS, p. 327, "I Love Little Willie" (1 text, 1 tune)
  5. Roud #3538
  6. BI, R382


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1922 (Brown)
Found in: US(SE,So)