Oh! 'Tis Love!

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OH! 'TIS LOVE. AKA - "C'est l'Amour," "Oh! 'Tis Love! 'Tis Love!" English, Air (6/8 time). F Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). ABB'C. An English adaptation of a French song, to the air "C'est l'Amour." The song appears in several song collections and songsters of mid-1820's and 1830's. The following lyric was printed in Wiseheart's Harmonist, and Sentimental Singer's Album (1830):

Oh! 'tis love, 'tis love, 'tis love,
From woman's bright eye glancing,
Oh! 'tis love, 'tis love, 'tis love,
Every heart entrancing.
Love yields the sweetest dearest pleasure,
Love doubles every other charm,
Love makes the miser yield his treasure,
Love e'en the stoic's heart can charm,
What claims the monarch's duty,
What soothes the peasant's pain,
What melts the haughty beauty,
And conquers her disdain.

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: Blake (Gentlemen's Amusement), 1824; p. 5. Hardings All Round Collection, 1905; No. 146, p. 46.

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