DESCRIPTION: Sarah dreams William, her shepherd lover, is untrue. She wakes and meets him. He says it is his wedding day: "for wealth I changed my love." She reminds him of the ring he gave her when he proposed. She goes home and dies of a broken heart.
EARLIEST DATE: 1914 (GreigDuncan6)
KEYWORDS: grief courting wedding infidelity death money
FOUND IN: Britain(Scotland(Aber))
REFERENCES (1 citation):
GreigDuncan6 1164, "Sarah Scott" (1 text)
cf. "The Deluded Lover" (theme: girl deserted by man who marries for money or land)
NOTES: GreigDuncan6 quoting Greig: "From Miss Ritchie, and her grandmother tells me she learned it when she was at the Barons in Auchnagatt some fifty years ago." - BS
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