“Sparking Sunday Night”


As "Down behind the hilltops goes the setting sun," young lovers gather to court and go "sparking Sunday Night." The young people wait impatiently for her parents to drop off so they can spark seriously. Conclusion: sparking is fine -- but best on Sunday


Randolph treats his two pieces as separate, and does not even cross-reference them. It's true that the forms are slightly different, and that his #379 includes a sub-plot (waiting for the parents to fall asleep) not found in #468. But the key phrase is the same, and so is the feeling; I think they are one piece. - RBW


  1. Randolph 379, "Sparking Sunday Night" (1 text); 468, "Sparking on Sunday Night" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. Spaeth-WeepMore, pp. 95-96, "Sparking on a Sunday Night" (1 text, 1 tune)
  3. Roud #2820
  4. BI, R379


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1921 (Randolph)
Keywords: courting love family
Found in: US(So)