On the First of November

DESCRIPTION: "On the first of November last, My love and I was parted." He goes to fight the French. Even as she begs to come with him, he is killed. "Then she took up his armour bright." She kills the man who slew her lover, and leads the English troops to victory
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1913 (Butterworth collection)
KEYWORDS: love death soldier war clothes
FOUND IN: Britain(England(Lond))
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Butterworth/Dawney, pp. 30-31, "On the First of November" (1 text, 1 tune)
Roud #1397
cf. "Mary Ambree" (plot: lover becomes officer)
cf. "The Female Warrior (Pretty Polly)" [Laws N4] (plot: lover becomes officer)
File: ButD030

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