Fair Fanny Moore [Laws O38]

DESCRIPTION: Fanny marries poor Henry rather than wealthy (Randall). When Henry is away, Randall appears and demands her life (or her love). (When she refuses,) he stabs her. Randall is hanged; Henry wanders distracted until he dies
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1903 (Belden)
KEYWORDS: homicide execution marriage jealousy
FOUND IN: US(Ap,MA,MW,NE,Ro,SE,So) Canada(Mar,Newf)
REFERENCES (20 citations):
Laws O38, "Fair Fanny Moore"
Belden, pp. 139-141, "Fair Fannie Moore" (2 texts)
Randolph 141, "Fair Fanny Moore" (3 texts, 2 tunes)
FSCatskills 64, "Fair Fanny Moore" (1 text, 1 tune)
BrownII 77, "Fair Fanny Moore" (1 text)
Morris, #63, "Fair Fanny Moore" (1 text)
Moore-Southwest 72, "Fair Fannie Moore" (1 text, 1 tune)
Owens-1ed, pp. 74-75, "Fair Fanny Moore" (1 text, 1 tune)
Owens-2ed, pp. 75-77, "Fair Fanny Moore" (1 text, 1 tune)
Botkin-SoFolklr, p. 720, "Fair Fanny Moore" (1 text, 1 tune)
LPound-ABS, 97, pp. 206-207, "Fair Fanny Moor" (1 text)
JHCox 150, "Fair Fanny Moore" (1 text)
Flanders/Brown, pp. 58-59, "Fanny More" (1 text)
Flanders-NewGreen, pp.233-234, "Fair Fannie More" (2 text, 1 tune)
Peacock, pp. 610-611, "Fair Fanny Moore" (1 text, 1 tune)
Guigne, pp. 120-122, "Fair Fanny Moore" (1 text, 1 tune)
Dean, pp. 85-86, "Fair Fanny Moore" (1 text)
Shay-Barroom, pp. 164-165, "Fair Fanny Moore" (1 text)
cf. Gardner/Chickering, p. 479, "Fair Fanny Moore" (source notes only)

Roud #1001
Ken Maynard, "Fannie Moore" (Columbia, 1930; on TimesAint01)
Bodleian, Bod9728 Firth c.18(192), "Fanny Moore" ("Do you see yon green cot so deserted and lone"), unknown, no date
File: LO38

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