“Brandy Leave Me Alone”

Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1955 (recording, Pete Seeger)
Keywords: drink home nonballad Africa

Description

"Oh, brandy leave me alone (x3), Remember I must go home." "Oh, brandy, you broke my heart (x2); Oh, brandy, leave me alone; Remember I must go home."

Notes

The history of this song is rather obscure; it probably does not qualify as a true ENGLISH-language folksong. Joseph Marais and Miranda seem to have found the chorus in South Africa, and added enough material to make it an actual song. - RBW

Recordings

References

  1. Silber-FSWB, p. 231, "Brandy Leave Me Alone" (1 text)
  2. DT, BRNDYLV*
  3. BI, FSWB231