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II. Happy Love
47 A TRUE LOVER OF MINE
(The Elfin Knight, Child, No. 2)
Two other forms of this ballad were collected in Michigan by Dr. B. L. Jones; see Jones, p. 301. For additional versions and references see Barry, Eckstorm, and Smyth, pp. 3-11; Eddy, No. ia; Gray, pp. 78-79, JIFSS, VIII, 17-18; and Kittredge, JAFL, XXX, 283--285. The present version was sung by Mr Otis Evilsizer, Alger, 1935
i As I went out walking one morning in May, May ev'ry rose bloom merry in time, Oh, I met a fair damsel and to her did say, "I want you to be a true lover of mine. May ev'ry rose bloom merry in time, Oh, I want you to be a true lover of mine.
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