Slighted Suitor, The

DESCRIPTION: A rich merchant's daughter has many suitors; she rejects them. One wins her heart, but she says, "I have no desire a single life to part." He courts another. She begs him to change his mind. He rejects her in turn. (She warns against doing as she did)
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1926 (Sam Henry collection)
KEYWORDS: love courting rejection abandonment
FOUND IN: Ireland
REFERENCES (2 citations):
SHenry H159a/b, pp. 396-397, "The Slighted Suitor" (2 texts, 2 tunes)
OLochlainn-More 34, "The Merchant's Daughter" (1 text, 1 tune)

Roud #4715
CROSS-REFERENCES:
cf. "The Rejected Lover" [Laws P10] and references there
NOTES: The notes in Henry/Huntington/Herrmann speculate that this might be a version of "The Rejected Lover" (Laws P10). The plots are indeed the same. But I see no points of contact in the lyrics; I think they are separate songs. - RBW
File: HHH159

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