“Molly Brooks (I)”


"Molly Brooks has gone to the isle (x3), And I hope she'll never return (x3), Molly Brooks has gone to the isle, And I hope she'll never return."


This probably springs from the same roots as Molly Brooks (II), a dance to the tune of "Malbrouk." Since, however, Randolph's version has lost the tune (which in this case is diagnostic), I have classified them separately. - RBW


  1. Randolph 529, "Molly Brooks" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. Huntington-Whalemen, p. 274, "Moll Brooks" (1 text, 1 tune -- a fragment which is placed here by the manuscript title; Roud [#2075] files it with "I Lost My Love and I Dinna Ken Hoo," though it has really only one line in common)
  3. Roud #7642
  4. BI, R529


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1928 (Randolph)
Found in: US(MW,So)