Betty Brown (I)

DESCRIPTION: "Now, since he's gone, just let him go; I don't mean to cry. I'll let him know I can live without him if I try." She accuses him of slander. She despises "hateful Betty Brown," whom he is visiting. But at last she admits being wrong and wishes him back
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1931 (Fuson)
KEYWORDS: love courting betrayal rejection
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Fuson, p. 148, "Betty Brown" (1 text)
ST Fus148 (Partial)
Roud #3689
NOTES [45 words]: This starts out sounding much like "Farewell He" or something similar, but eventually converts to a lost love song. I wonder if it might not be composite. Compare "Harry Lumsdale's Courtship," which also features a girl resenting Betty Brown, who has stolen her man. - RBW
File: Fus148

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