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Thread #26775   Message #3569301
Posted By: Joe Offer
23-Oct-13 - 01:40 PM
Thread Name: Bob Coltman CD: Lonesome Robin
Subject: Info: Vandy Vandy
The last song on the album is "Vandy, Vandy," which has an interesting science fiction connection. We never did decide definitively whether the song is traditional, or an invention of science fiction writer Manly Wade Wellman (1903-1986). Lyrics and discussion are at


VANDY VANDY (from the Digital Tradition)
(Manly Wade Wellman)

Vandy, Vandy, I've come to court you
Be you rich or be you poor
If you'll give me good attention
I will love you forever more

For I love you and I can't help it, oh yes I do

Vandy, Vandy, here's gold and silver
Vandy, Vandy, here's a house and land
Vandy, Vandy, here's a world of pleasure
It'll be yours at your command

What do I care for your gold and silver
What do I care for your house and land
What do I care for your world of pleasure
All I want is a handsome man

For I love him and I can't help it, oh yes I do

I love a man who's in the army
And he's been gone full seven long year
If he be gone full seven years longer
I won't court no other dear

Wake up, wake up, the dawn is a breaking
Wake up, wake up, it's almost day
Open up your doors and your divers windows
See your true love march away

For I love you and I can't help it, oh yes I do

sometimes sung with chorus of WHEELFOR
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@love @courtship @soldier