Yon Green Valley

DESCRIPTION: Singer tells of a young man who courted her and swore he'd be true; for 11 months he was, but then left. She reminds him of his promise, but he must obey his "father's counsel." She recommends the single life, for "a contented mind bears no slavery."
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1909 (Greig/Duncan6)
KEYWORDS: loneliness courting love sex marriage promise warning farewell abandonment baby lover oldmaid floatingverses
FOUND IN: Britain(Scotland(Aber,Hebr)) Canada(Mar,Newf)
REFERENCES (6 citations):
Greig/Duncan6 1183, "Yon Green Valley" (1 text)
Kennedy-FolksongsOfBritainAndIreland 168, "Yon Green Valley" (1 text, 1 tune)
Creighton-MaritimeFolkSongs, pp. 86-87, "Yon Green Valley" (2 texts, 1 tune)
Creighton-FolksongsFromSouthernNewBrunswick 51, "Yon Green Vallee" (1 text, 1 tune)
Manny/Wilson-SongsOfMiramichi 72, "Green Valley (The First Young Man Came A-Courting Me)" (1 text, 1 tune)

Roud #2125
Marie Hare, "Green Valley" (on MRMHare01)
Bruce Laurensen, "Yon Green Valley" (on FSBFTX15)
Mrs. Leonard Molloy, "Green Valley" (on MUNFLA-Leach)

cf. "Rambleaway" (plot)
cf. "Must I Go Bound" (lyrics)
cf. "John (George) Riley (I)" [Laws N36] (lyrics)
File: K168

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