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Thread #47262 Message #1210534
Posted By: Malcolm Douglas
19-Jun-04 - 03:40 PM
Thread Name: Lyr/Chords Req: Johnny and Molly
Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Johnny and Molly - know it?
Not having heard the recording in question (whatever it might have been), I can only guess at the identity of the song: but I should say that it's John and Moll, which has turned up in oral currency as Love Farewell (and other titles). Number 1301 in the Roud Folk Song Index, where only a small number of examples are listed (I haven't yet seen the new edition just out), all from England and Scotland.
You can see a London broadside example at Bodleian Library Broadside Ballads:
John and Moll
Did Dolores say where she got the song?