DESCRIPTION: A man and woman court seven years. His mother threatens to disown him "if you marry one that's below your station." The woman says "children ought to obey their parents" He marries her anyway, adores his wife and "never minds what his mother told him"
EARLIEST DATE: 1911 (GreigDuncan5)
KEYWORDS: courting love marriage money mother
FOUND IN: Britain(Scotland(Aber))
REFERENCES (2 citations):
Greig #177, pp. 1-2, "Hearken, Hearken" (1 text)
GreigDuncan5 1000, "Hearken, Hearken" (1 text)
NOTES: Greig #177 includes a version of "Rise Up Quickly and Let Me In (The Ghostly Lover)" - ("Hearken, hearken, and I will tell you") -- with a first verse virtually shared with "Hearken, Hearken": "Hearken, hearken, and I will tell you Of a lad and a country lass; Seven long years they've been a-courting, Many a jovial hour betwixt them passed." - BS
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