Wiltshire Community History
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|Song Title||Love it is easing|
|Collected From||Lee, Lucy Jane Mrs.|
|Collected By||Williams, Alfred|
|Alternative Title||False lover|
|Source Primary||WSRO: 2598/36 Packet 4 - Wiltshire: Williams, A: MS collection No Wt 496|
|Source Secondary||Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard, 12th August, 1916, p 3, Part 41, No. 6|
When I was young and well beloved,
'Twas by a man of this countree,
He courted me both late and early,
While he gained his free will of me.
Oh, love it is easing, and love it is teasing,
Love is a pleasure while it is new;
But when it grows older it still grows colder,
And fades away like the morning dew.
I never thought he was going to leave me,
Until one day as he came in;
He threw himself down and began to tell me,
And then my troubles they did begin.
"I left my father, I left my mother,
I left my brothers and sisters too;
I left my home and my relations,
I left them all for the sake of you."
Adieu, adieu, to all false lovers,
Adieu, adieu unto my dear;
You're like a star on a winter's morning,
You're far away when you ought to be near.
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|Williams, Alfred: Ms / WGS: 'A simple ditty with a pleasant air. It was very popular with the young ladies, and especially so in the neighbourhood of Burford. The copy I obtained of Mrs Lee, South Marston, Wiltshire.'|
Transcribed and edited by Chris Wildridge, 2010.