“Pining Daily and Daily”


"I am pining day and daily this twelve months and above, I am pining day and daily, and all about my love My beauty it is fading... And I wish I was with my true love...." The singer's love has been unfaithful, but her words encourage him to return


Kennedy, seemingly followed by Brunnings, connects this with "She Moved Through the Fair (Our Wedding Day)." This, in my opinion, is an impossible degree of stretch. The lyrics have some similarity to "The Blacksmith"; I also find myself reminded of "I'll Weave My Love a Garland." - RBW

Cross references


  1. SHenry H149, p. 456, "Pining Daily and Daily" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. BI, HHH149


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1926 (Sam Henry collection)
Found in: Ireland