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Lyr Req: Love Is Where You'll Find It (D. Behan)


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Subject: Lyr Req: Love Is Where You'll Find It (D. Behan)
Date: 10 Jan 23 - 03:42 PM

I can't make out some of the lyrics to the song "Love Is Where You'll Find It" by Dominic Behan (, hoping someone here can help me.

Dominic Behan

Love laughs at luck [?] so they say and bachelors at Cupid
But he who laughs another day may never look so stupid
For Cupid's arrows they are sharp, make sure that you're behind it
When the bow is strung like a lover's harp, love laughs at where you'll find it

When Adam first met up with Eve, he had nothing much to say, dear
But "Ain't the apples and their leaves quite beautiful and gay, dear?"
He kissed her Technicolour[ed?] cheek and asked her if she minded
She picked an apple from the tree saying "Love is where you'll find it"

Now Moab knew what he to do if he should console his daughters
Fill up the can with the wine of man, throw out the cool, clear waters
For wine and love go hand in glove and love by wine is blinded
A kiss today and oh, touché! Sweet love is where you'll find it

Was it because of David's [shame/shade?] that hate consumed Uriah?
And Samson's strength began to fade through talkin' with Delilah
One thing you'll learn from history, forever after mind it
[Weightlifting??]'s for the birds and the bees but love is where you'll find it

Also, is the strange mistelling of the Bible story in the third paragraph intentional? It'd fit the comical nature of the song, but I'm not sure what the joke is supposed to be by replacing Lot with his grandson Moab, and seemingly suggesting it was he who came on to his daughters?

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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Love Is Where You'll Find It (D. Behan)
Date: 01 May 23 - 09:54 AM

I've learned from a YouTube comment that it's supposed to be 'Love laughs at locksmiths', a saying meaning 'Love finds a way' which I'd never heard of before. That commenter also hears 'weightlifting', although it's still puzzling to me!

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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Love Is Where You'll Find It (D. Behan)
From: cnd
Date: 21 May 23 - 05:03 PM

Your locksmiths correction makes sense. He does say Technicolored in the past-tense.

The David one has me a bit stumped. I thought at first it may be "David's because Behan may have been referring to the story of David, Bathsheba, and Uriah (in 2nd Samuel, 11), juxtaposing David's easy-going and lavish lifestyle as composed to Uriah's military service, but there's no Biblical evidence Uriah hated David or even knew what had happened. I think that element still makes some sense, but then I also came upon references to David Copperfield; I haven't ready the book, but evidently Uriah did hate David for his trustworthiness. Definitely sounds like shade though.

I hear weightlifting, too. Maybe it's a comment about men bulking up and getting muscular to woo women, and a comment on it not being a deeper, "true" love but a physical one (ie, not long-lasting)?

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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Love Is Where You'll Find It (D. Behan)
From: cnd
Date: 21 May 23 - 05:11 PM

Ooops, where I wrote
at first it may be "David's because Behan may have been...
it is meant to read
at first it may be "David's shade" because Behan may have been...

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