Garden Gate, The

DESCRIPTION: Mary and William have planned a secret meeting. She arrives at the garden gate at eight; William is not there. Nine comes; she searches, then vows to forsake him. He finally arrives at ten; he had been shopping for a ring. She forgives him
AUTHOR: W. Upton and W T. Parke (source: Sabine Baring-Gould, English Minstrelsy, according to RoudBishop)
EARLIEST DATE: 1846 (Dixon-Peasantry); before 1830 (broadside, Bodleian Harding B 25(709))
KEYWORDS: courting nightvisit separation marriage
FOUND IN: Britain(England(South,West),Scotland(Aber)) US(MW) Ireland
REFERENCES (12 citations):
Dixon-Peasantry, Song #32, pp. 226-227, "The Garden Gate" (1 text)
Bell-Combined, pp. 441-443, "The Garden-Gate" (1 text)
Greig #124, p. 2, "The Garden Gate" (1 text)
GreigDuncan5 981, "The Garden Gate" (9 texts, 4 tunes)
Broadwood/Maitland, pp. 72-73, "The Garden Gate" (1 text, 1 tune)
Wiltshire-WSRO Mi 577, "Garden Gate" (1 text)
RoudBishop #25, "The Garden Gate" (1 text, 1 tune)
SHenry H770, p. 485, "The Garden Gate" (1 text, 1 tune)
Eddy 78, "The Garden Gate" (1 text, 1 tune)
BrownIII 319, "The Garden Gate" (1 fragment, in which the girl tells her mother she is going to the garden gate; it may be a separate song, but with only four lines, we cannot tell )
BrownSchinhanV 319, "The Garden Gate" (1 tune plus the short text)
WolfAmericanSongSheets, #715, p. 47, "The Garden Gate" (1 reference)

ST E078 (Partial)
Roud #418
BROADSIDES:
Bodleian, Harding B 25(709), "The Garden Gate" ("The day was spent, the moon shone bright"), T. Birt (London), 1828-1829; also Harding B 17(105b), Harding B 11(87), Harding B 18(190), Firth c.14(180), Firth b.26(368), Firth b.25(187), Harding B 11(1292), Harding B 11(3454), Firth b.25(272), "The Garden Gate"
LOCSheet, sm1885 01480, "The Garden Gate," Geo. D Newhall (Cincinnati), 1885 (tune) ["composed by Jerome Hill"]
LOCSinging, sb20158b, "The Garden Gate" ("The day was clos'd, the moon shone bright"), H. De Marsan (New York), 1859-1878; also as104220, "The Garden Gate" ("The day was spent, the moon shone bright")

NOTES: See also Bodleian, Harding B 11(87), "Answer to The Garden Gate" ("One wintry eve the moon it shone"), J. Pitts (London), 1819-1844; also Harding B 25(71)[some words illegible], Firth b.26(368), Harding B 11(1292), "Answer to The Garden Gate."
Broadside LOCSinging sb20158b: H. De Marsan dating per Studying Nineteenth-Century Popular Song by Paul Charosh in American Music, Winter 1997, Vol 15.4, Table 1, available at FindArticles site. - BS
Broadsides LOCSinging sb20158b and Bodleian Harding B 18(190) are duplicates. - BS
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