Susan Strayed on the Briny Beach [Laws K19]

DESCRIPTION: Noble Susan loves Willy, a sailor, and will not accept a husband of high degree. As she walks along the beach, worrying about him, she sees a body which proves to be his. She dies for love; the two are buried together
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1933 (Greenleaf/Mansfield)
KEYWORDS: love death burial drowning sailor shore
FOUND IN: Canada(Newf) Ireland
REFERENCES (7 citations):
Laws K19, "Susan Strayed on the Briny Beach"
Greenleaf/Mansfield 103, "Susan Strayed the Briny Beach" (2 texts)
Peacock, pp. 646-647, "As Susan Strayed the Briny Beach" (2 texts, 1 tune)
Leach-Labrador 21, "Susan Strayed the Briny Beach" (1 text, 1 tune)
SHenry H774, pp. 150-151, "Susan on the Beach" (1 text, 1 tune)
Ranson, pp. 70-71, "The Sligo Shore" (1 text)
DT 695, SUSTRAY

Roud #1896
RECORDINGS:
Arthur Nicolle, "As Susan Strayed the Briny Beach" (on PeacockCDROM) [one verse only]
CROSS-REFERENCES:
cf. Rare Willie Drowned in Yarrow, or, The Water o Gamrie [Child 215] (plot)
cf. "Down by the Seaside" (plot)
File: LK19

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