“I Love My Love (I) (As I Cam' Owre Yon High High Hill)”


The singer meets a pretty girl, asks who her father is, asks where she lives, asks if she would marry. She is not overly enthusiastic. He bids farewell and hopes she will be kinder when he returns. In the chorus, he admits "But I love her yet...."


So much of this piece is shared with "Seventeen Come Sunday" and "Trooper and Maid" (which themselves cross-fertilize) that it cannot be regarded as an independent song. But this ends with the woman rejecting the man, and also has that interesting chorus: But I love my love, and I love my love, And I love my love most dearly; My whole delight's in her bonnie face, And I long to have her near me." So we split. - RBW

Cross references


  1. Ord, p. 129, "As I Cam' Owre Yon High High Hill" (1 text)
  2. Roud #5548
  3. BI, Ord129


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1930 (Ord)
Found in: Britain(Scotland)