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Thread #5077   Message #30206
Posted By: JB3
06-Jun-98 - 03:31 AM
Thread Name: Folksongs Appropriate for a Wedding
Subject: Lyr Add: The Riddle Song (variant)^^
Traditional folk songs tend to be more often about the loss of love than the finding of it. Lots of gloom and doom and very few happy endings. There are several Riddle Song versions that I know and I did sing this one at a friend's wedding:

I will give my love and apple without e'er a core
I will give my love a dwelling without e'er a door
I will give my love a palace wherein she might be
That she might unlock it without e'er a key

How can there be an apple without e'er a core, etc.

My head is the apple without e'er a core
My heart is the dwelling without e'er a door
My life is the palace wherein she might be
And she might unlock it without e'er a key