Tom Potts [Child 109]
DESCRIPTION: A high-born lady loves Tom Potts, a serving man. She refuses Lord Phoenix's offer of marriage but her father overrides her. She sends word to Tom, who, aided by his master, challenges Phoenix. After several forms of contest he wins her.
EARLIEST DATE: 1657 (broadside)
KEYWORDS: nobility servant courting contest father
REFERENCES (2 citations):
Child 109, "Tom Potts" (3 texts)
BBI, ZN3263, "All you lords of Scotland fair"
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