Young Shepherd (I), The
DESCRIPTION: A shepherd courts "a rich merchant's daughter." Her father shoots the shepherd. She finds him dying. She puts on his hat and plaid and keeps his sheep; "her father shall die For the loss of his daughter and the murder besides"
EARLIEST DATE: 1954 (Creighton-Maritime)
KEYWORDS: love homicide cross-dressing dying sheep father shepherd
FOUND IN: Canada(Mar)
REFERENCES (5 citations):
Creighton-Maritime, p. 108, "The Young Shepherd" (1 text, 1 tune)
Ives-DullCare, pp. 104-105,255, "The Shepherd" (1 text, 1 tune)
Ives-PEI, pp. 31-32,83, "The Shepherd" (1 text, 1 tune)
Greig #103, p. 1, "The Squire's Daughter" (1 text)
GreigDuncan2 223, "The Unfortunate Shepherdess" (3 texts, 1 tune)
Murray, Mu23-y1:046, "The Unfortunate Shepherdess," James Lindsay Jr. (Glasgow), 19C
In the County of Exeter
NOTES: Greig: "This pastoral ditty seems to hail originally from England, and has likely found its way north per some broadside."
Ives-DullCare and Ives-PEI are the same July 14, 1963 performance. - BS
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