Golden Glove, The (Dog and Gun) [Laws N20]

DESCRIPTION: A lady is to be married, but finds she prefers the farmer who is to give her away. She pleads illness and calls off the wedding. She claims she has lost a glove (which she placed on the farmer's land) and will marry whoever finds it. The rest is obvious
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: before 1825 (broadside, Bodleian Harding B 28(181))
KEYWORDS: clothes courting marriage trick
FOUND IN: Britain(England(North,West,South),Scotland) US(Ap,MA,MW,NE,Ro,SE,So) Canada(Mar,Newf,Ont) Ireland
REFERENCES (37 citations):
Laws N20, "The Golden Glove (Dog and Gun)"
Dixon-Peasantry, Ballad #11, pp. 106-108, "The Golden Glove, or The 'Squire of Tamworth" (1 text)
Bell-Combined, pp. 290-292, "The Golden Glove, or, The Squire of Tamworth" (1 text)
Greig #95, p. 2, "The Golden Glove" (1 text)
GreigDuncan1 166, "The Golden Glove" (7 texts, 3 tunes)
Wiltshire-WSRO Mi 583, "Golden Glove" (1 text)
Kidson-Tunes, pp. 49-51,173, "The Golden Glove" (2 texts, 3 tunes)
RoudBishop #26, "Golden Glove" (1 text, 1 tune)
Belden, pp. 229-231, "Dog and Gun (The Golden Glove)" (1 text plus 2 extracts and fragments of 2 more, 1 tune)
Randolph 71, "With Her Dog and Gun" (2 texts, 1 tune)
Randolph/Cohen, pp. 95-97, "With Her Dog and Gun" (1 text, 1 tune -- Randolph's 71A)
Eddy 64, "Dog and Gun" (2 texts)
Gardner/Chickering 73, "The Dog and the Gun" (1 text plus an excerpt and mention of 1 more, 1 tune)
Musick-Larkin 24, "The Dog and the Gun" (1 text)
Flanders/Brown, pp. 117-118, "The Dog and Gun" (1 text, 1 tune)
Flanders-NewGreen, pp. 29-31, "Dog and Gun" (2 texts, 1 tune)
Thompson-Pioneer 26, "The Dog and the Gun" (1 text)
ThompsonNewYork, pp. 416-417, "The Lost Glove" (1 text)
BrownII 197, "Dog and Gun" (1 text plus mention of 1 more)
BrownSchinhanIV 197, "Dog and Gun" (2 excerpts, 2 tunes)
Chappell-FSRA 60, "The Golden Glove" (1 text, 1 tune)
Moore-Southwest 80, "The Jolly Farmer" (1 text, 1 tune)
Hudson 43, pp. 158-159, "The Golden Glove" (1 text, lacking the beginning explaining the reason for the lady's behavior)
HudsonTunes 24, "Dog and Gun (The Golden Glove)" (1 text, 1 tune)
Scarborough-SongCatcher, pp. 227-230, "The Golden Glove" (1 text plus a fragment, with local titles "Lady Lost Her Glove," "The Dog and Gun"; 2 tunes on pp. 416-417)
Wyman-Brockway I, p. 49, "The Lady and the Glove" (1 text, 1 tune)
Warner 145, "The Golden Glove (or, The Dog and the Gun)" (1 text, 1 tune)
Carey-MarylandFolkLegends, pp. 110-111, "Golden Glove" (1 text)
SHenry H524, p. 328, "The Squire's Bride" (1 text, 1 (non-traditional) tune)
JHCox 121, "Dog and Gun" (1 text plus mention of 4 more, 1 tune -- but for one of the unprinted texts!)
JHCoxIIA, #20, pp. 83-84, "The Farmer and His Bride" (1 text, 1 tune)
Hubbard, #38, "Off SHe Went Hunting" (1 text)
SharpAp 62, "The Golden Glove" (1 text, 2 tunes)
Creighton/Senior, pp. 147-150, "The Dog and the Gun" (2 texts, 1 tune)
Mackenzie 21, "The Golden Glove" (1 text, 1 tune)
Peacock, pp. 340-341, "The Golden Glove" (1 text, 1 tune)
DT 332, DOGGUN*

Roud #141
RECORDINGS:
O. J. Abbott, "Dog and Gun" (on Abbott1)
Logan English, "The Lady and the Glove" (on LEnglish1 -- several verses filled in from Wyman-Brockway I)
Martin Howley, "Golden Glove" (on IRClare01)
Bradley Kincaid, "Dog and Gun" (Bluebird B-5255, 1933)

BROADSIDES:
Bodleian, Harding B 28(181), "The Golden Glove," W. Armstrong (Liverpool), 1820-1824; also Firth b.33(35), Harding B 11(3656), Firth c.17(304), 2806 c.16(12), Harding B 11(1360), Harding B 15(121b), Harding B 11(1355), Harding B 11(1357), Harding B 11(1358), Harding B 11(1359), Harding B 11(384), Johnson Ballads 1093, 2806 c.17(149), Harding B 26(221), Johnson Ballads fol. 381 View 1 of 2, Firth b.27(457/458) View 1 of 4 [torn], Harding B 17(114b), Harding B 17(115a), Harding B 11(3909), Harding B 16(331b), Harding B 25(755), Harding B 26(222), Harding B 11(1356), Firth c.18(165), Firth c.18(164), "The Golden Glove"; 2806 c.8(213), "The Lady Went a Hunting With Her Dog and Her Gun"
Murray, Mu23-y1:041, "The Golden Glove," James Lindsay Jr. (Glasgow), 19C; also Murray, Mu23-y3:046, "The Golden Glove" (also by Lindsay)
LOCSinging, as104640, "The Golden Glove," E. Hodge's (From Pitts), 19C; also as109080, "My Dog and Gun"
NLScotland, L.C.Fol70(140b), "Golden Glove," unknown, c. 1845; also L.C.Fol.178.A.(035), "Golden Glove," James Lindsay (Glasgow), 1852-1859

ALTERNATE TITLES:
The Squire
The Rich Esquire
Waistcoat and Britches
NOTES: When they are married the lady expects that she will "milk my own cows." The motif of the rich woman enjoying wifely chores not common among the wealthy is also in "The Rich Lady Gay." - BS
I'll bet that lasted about a week.... Many of the versions I've seen omit that. - RBW
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File: LN20

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