#02081
Two Sweethearts (Bill Chipman) video
See also: Sweethearts (MacEdward Leach)
And also: My Sweetheart (MacEdward Leach)
#1589: YouTube video by oldirishladdie
©2011 ~ Used with permission ~

A crowd of young fellows sat 'round a campfire,
Talking of sweethearts they had;
All seemed jolly except for one lad,
Who seemed downhearted and sad.
Come join us, Ned, his companions said,
For surely some girls have loved you;
So, raising his head, so proudly he said,
I'm in love with two.

One has hair of silvery grey,
The other is just like gold;
One is young and beautiful,
The other is aged and old.
Dearer than life they are to me,
From neither of them would I part;
One is my mother, God bless her, I love her,
The other is my sweetheart.

My sweetheart is a hardworking girl,
Whom I'm determined to wed;
Father said no, that can never be so,
You must marry another instead.
When mother was young she knew how it was,
When father met her she was poor;
So, Ned, don't you fret, she'll be your wife yet,
Without father's consent, I am sure.

One has hair of silvery grey,
The other is just like gold;
One is young and beautiful,
The other is aged and old.
Dearer than life they are to me,
From neither of them would I part;
One is my mother, God bless her, I love her,
The other is my sweetheart.

One has hair of silvery grey,
The other is just like gold;
One is young and beautiful,
The other is aged and old.
Dearer than life they are to me,
From neither of them would I part;
One is my mother, God bless her, I love her,
The other is my sweetheart.

####.... Variant of a late 19th-century song, Two Sweethearts, with lyrics by E P Moran and music by J Fred Holf ....####
The video above features a variant recorded as Two Sweethearts by Bill Chipman (Monday Morning Spin, trk#7, 2010, recorded and published by Player's Choice Studio, Spaniard's Bay, NL, and produced by Rod Chipman).

A variant was collected in 1951 as Sweethearts from Albert DeWitt of Tors Cove, NL, and published in MacEdward Leach And The Songs Of Atlantic Canada © 2004 Memorial University of Newfoundland Folklore and Language Archive (MUNFLA).

A variant was sung by sung by Agnes Powers [b.1935] of Tors Cove, NL, and published as My Sweetheart in MacEdward Leach And The Songs Of Atlantic Canada © 2004 Memorial University of Newfoundland Folklore and Language Archive (MUNFLA).

A variant was recorded in 1935 as Two Sweethearts by the Carter Family (Bluebird B-6106 / Montgomery Ward M-4433).

A variant was recorded as Two Sweethearts by the Moonshiners of St Anthony, NL (Music From The Heart / The Moonshiners, trk#1, 1991, recorded at Sim's Studio, Belleoram, NL)


See more songs by Moonshiners.

A variant was also recorded as Two Sweethearts by Doris Hicks from Corner Brook, NL (Old Favorites, trk#7, 2001, recorded at Lloyd Bartlett Productions, Corner Brook, NL).


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