Feckless Lover, The

DESCRIPTION: The singer hears Johnny knock on the door. Her mother overhears and drives Johnny away. Now Johnny turns away in fear every time he sees the singer. She refuses to lament; a young man "scared of an auld woman's tongue" does not deserve her
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1927 (San Henry collection)
KEYWORDS: courting mother abandonment humorous
FOUND IN: Ireland
REFERENCES (1 citation):
SHenry H216, p. 265, "The Feckless Lover" (1 text, 1 tune)
Roud #6920
File: HHH216

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