Johnny and Molly (I)

DESCRIPTION: Johnny invites Molly to go to a grove for "serious talk" and "a sweet commodious walk." She won't be seduced. He says he had no such idea and asks her to marry: he'll plow and she'll milk the cows
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: before 1820 (broadside, Bodleian Harding B 16(337b))
KEYWORDS: courting marriage seduction farming dialog
FOUND IN: Britain(England(North))
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Kidson-Tunes, pp. 55-57, "Through the Grove" (1 text, 1 tune)
Roud #1682
Bodleian, Harding B 16(337b), "Johnny and Molly" ("As thro' the groves young Johnny did pass"), J. Pitts (London), 1802-1819; also Johnson Ballads 2599, "Johnny and Molly"
File: KiTu055

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