Ellen the Fair (Helen the Fair) [Laws O5]

DESCRIPTION: The narrator, a nobleman, sees and falls in love with Ellen, who is very beautiful although she is only a flower seller. He woos and wins her. The noble ladies all envy her beauty
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1823 (broadside, Bodleian Johnson Ballads fol. 17)
KEYWORDS: nobility courting poverty beauty
FOUND IN: US(MA) Canada(Mar)
REFERENCES (5 citations):
Laws O5, "Ellen the Fair (Helen the Fair)"
Thompson-Pioneer 13, "Ellen the Fair" (1 text)
Mackenzie 41, "Ellen the Fair" (1 text)
Huntington-Gam, pp. 218-219, "Ellen the Fair" (1 text, 1 tune)

Roud #359
Bodleian, Johnson Ballads fol. 17, "Helen the Fair," J. Catnach (London), 1823 ; also Harding B 11(1060), Harding B 16(80b), Harding B 11(1682), Firth c.26(18), Harding B 11(48), Harding B 11(3327), Harding B 16(79d), "Ellen the Fair"; Harding B 11(1519), Firth b.27(332), Johnson Ballads 858, Harding B 11(237A), Harding B 22(390), Johnson Ballads fol. 33, Harding B 11(2549), "Helen the Fair"
LOCSinging, as113270, "Sweet Helen the Fair," L. Deming (Boston), n.d.

File: LO05

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