Husband's Departure, The

DESCRIPTION: The husband prepares to go to war against the south. His wife tries to dissuade him. He says she would not respect him if he were a coward. He finally convinced her and departs
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1906 (Belden)
KEYWORDS: husband wife battle Civilwar dialog
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Belden, pp. 378-39, "The Husband's Departure" (1 text)
Roud #7761
cf. "The Rolling Stone" [Laws B25] (form, lyrics)
NOTES [23 words]: Sort of a cross between "The Rolling Stone" (which Belden lists as a probable source) and Lovelace's "To Lucasta, Going to the Wars." - RBW
File: Beld378

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