Black Water Side, The [Laws O1]

DESCRIPTION: A boy and girl have long been courting. He offers to marry her; she objects that she is too poor. He says that, though he loves only her, this is her only chance; he has another girl in reserve. She gains her mother's permission and they are married
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1933 (Flanders/Olney-BalladsMigrantInNewEngland)
KEYWORDS: courting poverty love marriage
FOUND IN: US(NE) Ireland Canada(Newf,Ont)
REFERENCES (6 citations):
Laws O1, "The Black Water Side"
Flanders/Olney-BalladsMigrantInNewEngland, pp. 39-41, "Black Water Side" (1 text, 1 tune)
Ives-FolksongsFromMaine 17, "The Blackwater Side" (1 text, 1 tune)
Henry/Huntingdon/Herrmann-SamHenrysSongsOfThePeople H811, pp. 461-462, "The Blackwaterside" (1 text, 1 tune)
Peacock, pp. 503-504, "The Blackwater Side" (1 text, 1 tune)
Vikár/Panagapka-SongsNorthWoodsSungByOJAbbott 49, "The Blackwater Side" (1 text, 1 tune)

Roud #312
Caroline Brennan, "The Blackwater Side" (on ITMA/CapeShoreNL)
Frank Knox, "The Blackwater Side" (on MUNFLA/Leach)

NOTES [34 words]: Not to be confused with Kennedy's song "Down by Blackwaterside" ("Abroad As I Was Walking"), which is a seduction ballad. The two appear to have cross-fertilized heavily, but the plots are distinct. - RBW
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