Deacon's Daughter, The

DESCRIPTION: A young man is engaged to a "treacherous" deacon's daughter. Just before the wedding, in the middle of the night, the lady runs off with her blacksmith lover. The final stanzas tell how those left behind piously wring their hands
AUTHOR: Wheeler Hakes?
EARLIEST DATE: 1945 (Flanders/Olney-BalladsMigrantInNewEngland)
KEYWORDS: betrayal elopement marriage
REFERENCES (2 citations):
Flanders/Olney-BalladsMigrantInNewEngland, pp. 23-25, "The Deacon's Daughter" (1 text, 1 tune)

Roud #4674
File: FO023

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