“My Love is so Pretty”


The singer waxes lyrical in his love's praise -- telling how she turns everyone's heads with her straight, slender figure, "mouth always twittering," and "cheeks like cauliflower." He joyfully prepares for his wedding.

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My Love is so Pretty
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From Helen Hartness Flanders and Marguerite Olney, Ballads
Migrant in New England, pp. 7-9. From John C. Hall, Providence,
Rhode Island. Collected 1945.

My love is so pretty,
So lively, so witty,
None in town or city
Her hand would disgrace.
My lord of the woolsack
His coachman would pull back
To get a look full smack
At her pretty face.

With a fol di dol la diddy,
Fol di dol la diddy
Fol di dol la diddy
Fol di dol day.

(2 additional stanzas)


  1. Flanders/Olney, pp. 7-9, "My Love is so Pretty" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. ST FO007 (Partial)
  3. Roud #4677
  4. BI, FO007


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1945 (Flanders/Olney)
Found in: US(NE)