Banker Brown

DESCRIPTION: A girl tells her mother that she loves Jack but will marry old Banker Brown for his money. Mother advises her to "wed the man you love." Daughter marries Banker Brown and, a year later, admits to her mother that it was a mistake.
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1960 (Leach-Labrador)
KEYWORDS: greed marriage husband mother money
FOUND IN: Canada(Newf)
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Leach-Labrador 39, "Banker Brown" (1 text, 1 tune)
ST LLab39 (Partial)
Roud #9989
NOTES [46 words]: The cynic in me thinks some wag rewrote this to reverse the speeches of mother and daughter -- that is, that the daughter wanted to marry for love and the mother wanted her to marry for money. Also, the whole thing makes me think a little of Chaucer's "Merchant's Tale." . - RBW
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File: LLab39

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