Mudcat Café message #987038 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #10796   Message #987038
Posted By: Uncle_DaveO
20-Jul-03 - 12:49 PM
Thread Name: Country of origin of these songs please!
Subject: RE: Country of orgin of these songs please!
Sandy Paton said: "I've always thought it was a singularly silly story made into a splendid song. I mean, who the heck ever really died for
love?"

Somewhere in my collection I have a version sung by I think A.L. Lloyd which certainly (to my mind) implies that the young man has stabbed himself over her. There's a difference between "dying for love" and "dying of love". In this song he seems to be dying for love.

Dave Oesterreich