Love Won't You Marry Me?

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LOVE WON'T YOU MARRY ME? AKA - "Love Will You Marry Me?" AKA and see "Braes of Mar (1) (The)," "Johnny Will You Marry Me?/Johnny Won't You Marry Me?" "Lasses of Donnybrook," "Lord MacDonald (1)," "Sir Alexander McDonald's Reel," "Some Say the Devil's Dead." Irish, Highland Fling. G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. The melody is perhaps derived from "I'm Over Young to Marry Yet (1)." The "Love Won't/Will You Marry Me" title comes from various ditties set to the song, often in call-and-response form, such as:

Love won't you marry me,
Marry me, marry me?
Love won't you marry me
And keep me from all danger

No I won't marry you,
Marry you, marry you;
No I won't marry you
Because you are a stranger.

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See also listing at:
Alan Ng's Irishtune.info [1]
Jane Keefer's Folk Music Index: An Index to Recorded Sources [2]
Hear Johnny Moynihan sing the song at the Comhaltas Archive [3]
Hear Packie Dolan's recording at the Comhaltas Archive [4] (2nd tune, following "Keel Row (The)")




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