Shopkeeper, The (There was a Rich Merchant)

DESCRIPTION: "There was a rich merchant in London did dwell" with a beautiful daughter who lives with her uncle for a year. Her love writes to her to ask her to come to him; she sets out. She dies on the road. When he find out, he says they will be buried in one grave
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1898 (Hill, Wiltshire Folk Songs and Carols)
KEYWORDS: love courting separation death burial
FOUND IN: Britain(England(West))
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Cologne/Morrison, pp. 16-17, "There Was a Rich Merchant" (1 text, 1 tune)
Roud #1651
ALTERNATE TITLES:
Beautiful Damsel
File: CoMo016

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