Duke of Argyle, The [Laws N1]

DESCRIPTION: A woman follows her lover Alexander to battle. He is slain on the banks of the Nile, but she continues to fight. Even though she remains in soldier's clothing, the Duke (of Argyle) comes to court her. She remains true to her slain Alexander
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1921 (Greenleaf/Mansfield-BalladsAndSeaSongsOfNewfoundland)
KEYWORDS: battle death love courting cross-dressing
FOUND IN: Canada(Newf)
REFERENCES (3 citations):
Laws N1, "The Duke of Argyle"
Greenleaf/Mansfield-BalladsAndSeaSongsOfNewfoundland 39, "The Duke of Argyle" (1 text, 1 tune)

Roud #1915
F. Sutton, "Alexander" (on MUNFLA/Leach)
NOTES [22 words]: In the MUNFLA/Leach version Alexander is sent to "Holland and Flanders" and the lady is courted, in vain, by "Duke Wellington." - BS
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File: LN01

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