Loyal Lovers, The

DESCRIPTION: Two lovers court in secret for two years. When her parents learn it they and some of her friends on him "laid a' the blame." He feels he must leave: "love winna lat me stay." He claims he will be true. "Long courting is as bad a thing, as any man can do"
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1907 (GreigDuncan6)
KEYWORDS: courting separation father friend mother
FOUND IN: Britain(Scotland(Aber))
REFERENCES (1 citation):
GreigDuncan6 1119, "The Loyal Lovers" (3 texts, 2 tunes)
Roud #6850
NOTES: A few lines float from "The Wars of Germany" [Laws N7]: "And now he is sailing upon the sea, with a sad and troubled mind For the leaving of his countrie and his own dear love behind." - BS
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File: GrD61119

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