The Effects of Love

 
Performed by:
Maggie Graham
Recorded in:
Hull
Recorded on:
09/10/2007
Recorded by:
Steve Gardham
Genre:
Courtship
Keywords:
Love,
Drowning,
Sex
 

Archival information

TYG:
74
Key:
F lydian
Time Signature:
5/8 and various
Roud id:
1493
Laws id:
Master title:
The Effects of Love
Places Cited:
Hull,
Humber

Lyrics

1
Betsy Watson is my name,
I brought myself to grief and shame
By loving one who ne’er loved me,
With sorrow that I plainly see.

2
To his fond tales I did give way,
And from the paths of virtue stray:
By his fond tales I was beguiled,
And then to him I prove with child.

3
My grief and shame I cannot bear,
I am degraded everywhere;
Like a blooming flower I am cut down,
And now my love on me doth frown.

4
I did propose on Sunday night
To meet once more my heart’s delight.
On the Humber banks where the billows roar,
We parted there to meet no more.

5
As token that I die for love
There will be seen a milk-white dove
Over my wat’ry tomb to fly,
And there you’ll find my body lie.

Archival information

TYG:
74
Key:
F lydian
Time Signature:
5/8 and various
Roud id:
1493
Laws id:
Master title:
The Effects of Love
Places Cited:
Hull,
Humber