Gallant Soldier (I), The

DESCRIPTION: A soldier, passing through Ayr, asks a girl to leave home and he'd give her towers, castles and gold. She agrees. In Dundee he buys her a gown. At Inverness he meets a prettier girl. The first asks for her towers, etc. He has none and gives her no gold.
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1905 (GreigDuncan1)
KEYWORDS: seduction infidelity gold promise soldier beauty clothes
FOUND IN: Britain(Scotland(Aber))
REFERENCES (1 citation):
GreigDuncan1 88, "The Gallant Soldier" (1 text, 1 tune)
Roud #5792
cf. "The Plains of Waterloo" (tune)
File: GrD088

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