Auld Gardener's Wife, The

DESCRIPTION: Soldier Willie dreams his sweetheart is an old gardener's wife. She confirms that her wedding will be the next day. Willie convinces her to sleep with him. When she asks to go with him in the morning he takes her. He taunts the gardener on the way.
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1907 (Greig/Duncan6)
KEYWORDS: age infidelity marriage sex dream soldier gardening abandonment
FOUND IN: Britain(Scotland(Aber))
REFERENCES (2 citations):
Greig-FolkSongInBuchan-FolkSongOfTheNorthEast #161, pp. 1-2, "The Auld Gardener's Wife" (2 texts)
Greig/Duncan6 1262, "The Auld Gardener's Wife" (13 texts, 13 tunes)

Roud #6303
Spring Garden
File: GrD61262

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