Green Grows the Laurel (idea)
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|Note: This particular song has a chorus (the italicized lines).
It is meant to be repeated between each verse. This song also blends a
little bit of poetry with a now-formulaic love-lost plot...almost like
modern American/Western-European pop music. Hmmm.
I once had a sweetheart but now I have none
He's gone and he's left me, to weep and to mourn
He's gone and he's left me, for others to see
But I'll soon find another, far better than he
British Isles (probably Irish) folk song -- original author unknown. Appeared in a collection of gypsy songs from southern England as well.