Faithless Widow (I), The
DESCRIPTION: Ben's wife promises that, if he dies, she will not marry a man or entertain one in his house. Ben dies. A courter comes to the house. The widow gives him Ben's drawers. Ben's ghost complains -- in song -- and the visitor leaves to "never come back"
EARLIEST DATE: 1918 (Parsons)
KEYWORDS: courting promise death ghost husband wife
FOUND IN: West Indies(Bahamas)
REFERENCES (1 citation):
ADDITIONAL: Elsie Clews Parsons, Folk-Tales of Andros Island Bahamas (Lancaster: American Folk-Lore Society, 1918 ("Digitized by Internet Archive")), #114(I), pp. 163-164, "Faithless Widow, The (I)" (1 text, 1 tune)
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