Annotation:Love Won't You Marry Me?

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X:1 T:Love Will You Marry Me? R:Fling M:2/2 L:1/8 B:James Morrison - "How to Play the Globe Accordion Irish B:Style" (1931, No. 30, p. 26) Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:D A2 A>B d>ef>e|dBB>e dB B2|(3ABA F>A d>ef>e|d>fa>f (3efe (3dcB| a2 A>B d>ef>e|dB B>e dB B2|(3ABA F>A d>ef>e|d>fa>f e2d2|| |:a2 a>g f>g a2|b2 b>a g>a b2|a2 a>g f>g a2|d>fa>f e2 d2!D.C.!:|

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 (cut time). G Major: D Major (Morrison). Standard tuning (fiddle). ABB (Morrison: 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.

Additional notes

Printed sources : - James Morrison (How to Play the Globe Accordion Irish Style), 1931; No. 30, p. 26.

See also listing at :
Alan Ng's [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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