Maiden's Lament (I), The
DESCRIPTION: The girl laments that her parents have denied her poor lover's proposal of marriage. She bids farewell to parents, friends and foes. "Come all you fair maids like me a-dying, It's now I'm taking my last farewell." She believes her death is near.
EARLIEST DATE: 1929 (Karpeles-Newfoundland)
KEYWORDS: love courting separation dying father mother death poverty
FOUND IN: Canada(Newf)
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Karpeles-Newfoundland 82, "The Maiden's Lament" (1 text, 1 tune)
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