I Know My Love


I like silly girl songs.  Songs where the boy is obviously up to whatever boys are up to, but the silly girl just loves him anyway....  She's so sure she will just die without him.  There's something very beautiful and fun in that naivety.  I enjoy adding a little bit of vocal melodrama.


I know my love by his way of walking,

And I know my love by his way of talking

And I know my love by his suit of blue

And if my love leaves me, what will I do?


And still she cried:"I love him the best

But a troubled mind sure it knows no rest."

And still she cried, "Bonny boys are few,

And if my love leaves me, what will I do?"


There is a dance house in Maradyke

Where my true love goes every night

And takes a strange one upon his knee

And don't you know, now, that vexes me.


I know my love is an arrant rover

And he'll go roaming the wide world over

In foreign parts he may chance to stray

Where all the girls are as bright as May,


If my love knew I could wash and wring

If my love knew I could weave and spin

I'd make a dress all of the finest kind

But the want of money leaves me behind.


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