Country Farmer's Son, The (Sweet Nelly My Heart's Delight)

DESCRIPTION: "Sweet (Nelly/Nancy), my heart's delight, Be loving, and do not slight." The singer asks her to fancy him "Though I'm but a farmer's son." She rejects him. He reveals that he has wealth. She says he does not -- but still consents to court him
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1729 (Vocal Miscellany, according to Bell-Combined)
KEYWORDS: love courting money lie rejection
FOUND IN: Britain(England)
REFERENCES (2 citations):
Dixon-Peasantry, Song #4, pp. 171-173,245, "The Farmer's Son" (1 text)
Bell-Combined, pp. 366-368, "The Farmer's Son" (1 text)

ST BeCo366 (Partial)
Roud #8506
File: BeCo366

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