Earl Crawford [Child 229]

DESCRIPTION: Lady Crawford marries the Earl at a young age, and soon bears a son. She thinks Crawford loves the child more than he loves her. They quarrel and separate. Both wish to reconcile, both think the other has refused to do so, both die for love
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1828 (Buchan, Ballads of the North, according to Whitelaw-BookOfScottishBallads {Child 229B})
KEYWORDS: love separation children jealousy death
FOUND IN: Britain(Scotland)
REFERENCES (6 citations):
Child 229, "Earl Crawford" (2 texts)
Bronson 229, "Earl Crawford" (2 versions)
Bronson-SingingTraditionOfChildsPopularBallads 229, "Earl Crawford" (2 versions: #1, #2)
Leach-TheBalladBook, pp. 589-592, "Earl Crawford" (1 text)
Whitelaw-BookOfScottishBallads, pp. 147-149, "Earl Crawford" (1 text)

Roud #3880
File: C229

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