“Love at First Sight”


"I went to Ed Haley's, the day it was bright, I met with a woman I loved at first sight." The singer and his love discuss their histories; they agree to marry and live a happy life; she is very good at housework


According to Thomas, Setters wrote this to help one Tom Willie in his courting: Willie pretended it was his composition rather than by Setters. It seems likely enough; it's not exactly great art. (And, if I were Mrs. Willie, I'd be less than complimented... but then, I'm a modern male, not an early-twentieth-century female). - RBW


  1. Thomas-Makin', pp. 183-184, "Love at First Sight (1 text)
  2. BI, ThBa183


Author: James W. Day ("Jilson Setters")
Earliest date: 1939 (Thomas)
Keywords: courting marriage
Found in: US(Ap)