I've Two or Three Strings To My Bow

DESCRIPTION: "I am a fair maiden forsaken, but I have a contented mind." Her love has forsaken him, but she does not intend to mourn; she has other options. She warns girls against men, and says she will "care no more for him than he cares for me."
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1768 (Ramsey)
KEYWORDS: love betrayal
FOUND IN: Ireland
REFERENCES (1 citation):
SHenry H70a+b, pp. 340-341, "I've Two or Three Strings To My Bow" (1 text, 1 tune)
Roud #4788
CROSS-REFERENCES:
cf. "Farewell He" (theme) and references there
ALTERNATE TITLES:
The Frugal Maid
File: HHH070

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