There Lives a Man in Ardes Town

DESCRIPTION: A man "wi' little meat and sair wark" beats and starves a mare to death. Besides, "they say he beats his wife." The wives praise the dead mare and say they would have taken her themselves. Now they denounce the man but he does not let them bury her.
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1914 (GreigDuncan3)
KEYWORDS: abuse death horse burial
FOUND IN: Britain(Scotland(Aber))
REFERENCES (1 citation):
GreigDuncan3 493, "There Lives a Man in Ardes Town" (1 text)
Roud #5979
File: GrD3493

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