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)
KEYWORDS: betrayal elopement marriage
FOUND IN: US(NE)
REFERENCES (2 citations):
Flanders/Olney, pp. 23-25, "The Deacon's Daughter" (1 text, 1 tune)
DT, DEACDAUT*

Roud #4674
File: FO023

Go to the Ballad Search form
Go to the Ballad Index Song List

Go to the Ballad Index Instructions
Go to the Ballad Index Bibliography or Discography

The Ballad Index Copyright 2016 by Robert B. Waltz and David G. Engle.