Lonesome (Stormy) Scenes of Winter, The [Laws H12]

DESCRIPTION: The singer insists that a girl tell him whether she will marry him or not. She will not; she has another lover. He berates her love of wealth and threatens to go away as a soldier/sailor. (In some texts she changes her mind, but the man has a new girl.)
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1904 (Belden-BalladsSongsCollectedByMissourFolkloreSociety)
KEYWORDS: courting rejection separation
FOUND IN: US(Ap,MW,SE,So) Canada(Mar,Newf,Ont)
REFERENCES (17 citations):
Laws H12, "The Lonesome (Stormy) Scenes of Winter"
Belden-BalladsSongsCollectedByMissourFolkloreSociety, pp. 195-196, "The Lonesome Scenes of Winter" (1 text)
Henry-SongsSungInTheSouthernAppalachians, pp. 136-137, "The Lonesome Scenes of Winter (All in the Scenes of Winter" (1 text)
Wyman/Brockway-LonesomeSongs-KentuckyMountains-Vol2, p. 94, "The Gonesome [sic] Scenes of Winter" (1 text, 1 tune)
Bush-FSofCentralWestVirginiaVol4, pp. 58-59, "Cold Scenes of Winter" (1 text, 1 tune)
Browne-AlabamaFolkLyric 3, "Lonesome Seems the Winter" (1 text, 1 tune)
Dean-FlyingCloud, pp. 108-109, "Lonesome Hours of Winter" (1 text)
Fowke/Johnston-FolkSongsOfCanada, pp. 156-157, "The Stormy Scenes of Winter" (1 text, 1 tune)
Fowke/MacMillan-PenguinBookOfCanadianFolkSongs 57, "The Lonesome (Stormy) Scenes of Winter" (1 text, 1 tune)
Vikár/Panagapka-SongsNorthWoodsSungByOJAbbott 41, "The Lonesome Scenes of Winter" (1 text, 1 tune)
McNeil-SouthernFolkBalladsVol1, pp. 127-129, "Lonesome Scenes of Winter" (1 text, 1 tune)
Shellans-FolkSongsOfTheBlueRidgeMountains, pp. 38-39, "The Scornful Lover" (1 text, 1 tune)
Owens-TexasFolkSongs-2ed, pp. 59-60, "All in the Scenes of Winter" (1 text, 1 tune)
Creighton/Senior-TraditionalSongsOfNovaScotia, pp. 209-212,"Stormy Winds of Winter" (4 texts, 1 tune)
Creighton-FolksongsFromSouthernNewBrunswick 50, "The Stormy Winds of Winter" (2 texts, 2 tunes)
Peacock, pp. 445-446, "Flora" (1 text, 1 tune)

Roud #443
Charlotte Decker, "Flora" (on PeacockCDROM) [one verse only]
Texas Gladden, "Dark Scenes of Winter" (on USTGladden01)
John Leahy, "The Lonesome Scenes of Winter" (on ONEFowke01)
Lewis McDaniel & Walter Smith: "I Went to See My Sweetheart" (Victor 23505, 1930; on ConstSor1)
Southern Melody Boys, "Lonesome Scenes of Winter" (Montgomery Ward 7227, 1937)

NOTES [67 words]: The editors of Sam Henry's Songs of the People place H637 (p. 385, "Lovely Nancy") here -- but I frankly don't see the kinship. Belden-BalladsSongsCollectedByMissourFolkloreSociety, in discussing the matter, says that a song he knows as "Proud Nancy" (I assume the same piece) has "a like theme but little verbal resemblance." Browne also thinks his "Lonesome Seems the Winter" is a separate song. - RBW
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