My love is all madness and folly

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MY LOVE IS ALL MADNESS AND FOLLY. AKA and see "South Sea Ballad." English, Air. Gays lyric goes:

My Love is all Madness and Folly,
Alone I lie,
Toss, tumble, and cry,
What a happy Creature is Polly!
Was e'er such a Wretch as I!
With rage I redden like Scarlet,
That my dear inconstant Varlet,
Stark blind to my Charms,
Is lost in the Arms
Of that Jilt, that inveigling Harlot!
Stark blind to my Charms,
Is lost in the Arms
Of that Jilt, that inveigling Harlot!
This, this my Resentment alarms.


Source for notated version:

Printed sources: Gay (Beggar's Opera), 1729; Act III, Scene 1, no. 42.

Recorded sources:




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