This is actually called Do You Love An Apple? on the Bothy Band’s 1975 debut, and Jon says, “From the brilliant Bothy Band. I was more of a Planxty fan but I did play The Best of the Bothy Band to death for a year or so.” Planxty were first and had the bigger names in Christy Moore and Paul Brady, but the Bothy band were arguably their equal and this is well sung by Triona Ni Dhomhnaill on that debut and does indeed appear again on the Greatest Hits collection. It’s also known as Do I Still Love Him? You can Mudcat more here. There’s a certain insouciant charm that butts against the weariness of the repeat victim scenario. I guess the course of love rarely runs smoothly, which might make me an incurable romantic or hopelessly none PC.
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