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Unhappy Love
Sung in 1935 by Mr. William Rabidue, West Branch. An incomplete text of five stanzas.
Obtained in 1912 from Miss Jean Smith, Detroit, who was then a student in Michigan State Normal College, Ypsilanti. She said that she had known the song ever since she could remember, from hearing it sung by her family and friends.
A good text of eight stanzas.
The manuscript of Mrs. Russell Wood, Kalkaska; Mrs. Wood had learned the song from her mother. A good text of seven stanzas.
Sung in 1934 by Mrs. Jim Fisher, near Kalkaska, who learned the song in Fulton County, Ohio, when she was very young. A good text of seven stanzas.
Communicated by Miss Marjorie Howcroft, a student at Wayne University, Detroit; she had heard the song sung by her German mother, who was living in New Orleans when she memorized it.
A good text of eight stanzas.

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