Arthur O'Bradley's Wedding (IV)
DESCRIPTION: "Arthur had got him a Lass, a bonnier never was" and everyone goes to the wedding, the dance, and the feast. All are named. At sun set they see the couple to bed, call for the piper to play "Loth to Depart," and leave.
EARLIEST DATE: 1661 (_The Antidote against Melancholy_, quoted by Ebsworth)
KEYWORDS: wedding dancing drink food music party humorous moniker husband wife
REFERENCES (2 citations):
ADDITIONAL: Joseph Woodfall Ebsworth, editor, The Roxburghe Ballads: Illustrating the Last Years of the Stuarts (Hertford, 1891 ("Digitized by Google")), Vol. VII part II, pp. 317-319, "The Ballad of Arthur of Bradley" ("See you not Pierce the Piper") (1 text)
Joseph Ritson, editor, _Robin Hood_, (London, 1884 ("Digitized by Google")), pp. 421-425, "A Merry Wedding; or O Brave Arthur of Bradley" ("See you not Pierce the Piper") (1 text)
cf. "Arthur O'Bradley's Wedding" (I) (subject) and references there
NOTES: Ritson's text is based on a text I don't have, "very much corrected by" Ebsworth's text. - BS
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