Christopher White [Child 108]

DESCRIPTION: A lady, mourning Christopher White's banishment, is wooed by the singer. She warns "If I prove false to Christopher White, Merchant, I cannot be true to thee," -- but marries him. While he is away she sends for Christopher; they go off, taking much wealth
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: before 1750 (Percy manuscript)
KEYWORDS: love separation theft escape money
REFERENCES (2 citations):
Child 108, "Christopher White" (1 text)
BBI, ZN2, "Abroad as I was walking, all by the Park-side"

Roud #3974
File: C108

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