Evelyn

DESCRIPTION: "She lived at home up on the mountain side... For many miles and miles all people knew Fair Evelyn...." A mountaineer and a rich man court her. She chooses the rich man; she and her parents sneak to his home to avoid the mountaineer's vengeance
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1933 (Cambiaire)
KEYWORDS: courting rejection money home family
FOUND IN: US(Ap)
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Cambiaire, pp. 41-42, "Evelyn" (1 text)
Roud #12638
NOTES: This is thoroughly un-folk-like. Even if you ignore the fact that the rich city man, and not the poor handsome mountaineer, gets the girl, there is the fact that the girl and her parents agree, and the city man cares for the parents. And the poetry is lousy, and Cambiaire's seems to be the only version known. I rather suspect that this was concocted to convince some love-sick girl that not *all* "old stories" end with the girl marrying the poor fellow and living happily ever after. - RBW
File: Camb-41

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