False Henry

DESCRIPTION: When the singer "met Henry Twas the saddest night of all." "Take my baby dearest mother And you'll train it up in life." She warns "they'll leave you broken hearted A poor mother, but no wife." She is leaving or, more likely, committing suicide.
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1914 (GreigDuncan6)
KEYWORDS: grief seduction suicide nonballad baby
FOUND IN: Britain(Scotland(Aber)) US
REFERENCES (2 citations):
GreigDuncan6 1163, "False Henry" (1 text)
Shay-Barroom, p. 139, "False Henry" (1 text)

Roud #6817
Daisy Chapman, "False Henry" (on SCDChapman01)
File: GrD61163

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