Can of Spring Water, The
DESCRIPTION: Singer meets a lass on her way to a well. He asks her parents' name. She rejects his advance but he seduces her. Subsequently she marries someone else but has a baby to go with her to the well.
EARLIEST DATE: before 1900 (broadside, Bodleian Harding B 19(64))
KEYWORDS: seduction sex marriage children
Bodleian, Harding B 19(64), "The Can of Spring Water" ("One evening in May as I carelessly strayed"), J.F. Nugent & Co. (Dublin), 1850-1899; also 2806 c.15(35)[barely legible], "The Can of Spring Water"
cf. "The Well of Spring Water" (form)
NOTES: Broadside Bodleian Harding B 19(64) is the basis for the description. - BS
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