Three Sailors (Three Kings; Three Beggars; Thee Soldiers; Three Sweeps)

DESCRIPTION: Three sailors/tinkers/sweeps/... come courting and seeking lodging. Mother has daughter stay in bed and sends the suitors away. She wakes her daughter and accepts three kings. The daughter is found "not fit to walk with a king"
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1880s (Opie-Game)
KEYWORDS: courting ring rejection mother royalty sailor soldier tinker
FOUND IN: Britain(Scotland(Aber)) US(Ap,MA)
REFERENCES (3 citations):
GreigDuncan8 1568, "Here's Three Beggars" (1 text, 1 tune)
Opie-Game 15, "Three Sailors" (2 texts, 1 tune)
Newell, #2, "Three Kings" (1 text); #165, "Three Kings" (1 text)

Roud #12965
File: GrD81568

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