Disappointed Lover (I), The

DESCRIPTION: "Once I courted a pretty little Miss, I courted her for my own... She's taken flight and she's gone." "I walked up and down, just like a man in a haze." When she sees him, she gives a kind smile but no more. He warns her new man to treat her well
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1923 (Williams-Thames)
KEYWORDS: courting rejection warning
FOUND IN: Britain(England(South)) US(Ap)
REFERENCES (3 citations):
MHenry-Appalachians, pp. 157-158, "The Disappointed Lover" (1 text)
Cambiaire, p. 39, "The Disappointed Lover" (1 text, almost certainly from the same source as Henry's though he does not list an informant)
Williams-Thames, p. 209, "My Bonny Girl" (1 text) (also Wiltshire-WSRO Ox 176)

ST Camb039 (Partial)
Roud #293
NOTES: Roud lumps this with "The Bonny Boy (I)" and related songs -- but I suspect this is desperation; his #293 is a catchall of unhappy-lover songs. this appears to be, at the very least, rewritten from "The Bonny Boy," so I've split it -- with full awareness that there are a lot of other items out there much like this. - RBW
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