Lady and the Farmer's Son, The [Laws O40]

DESCRIPTION: A wealthy lady wants a youth to marry her, but he is pledged to one of the lady's servants. The lady brings her maid on a boat trip and throws her into the sea. She winds up in prison; the young man goes mad
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1933 (Flanders/Olney)
KEYWORDS: homicide drowning prison servant courting money
REFERENCES (3 citations):
Laws O40, "The Lady and the Farmer's Son"
Flanders/Olney, pp. 170-171, "The Lady and the Farmer's Son" (1 text, 1 tune)

Roud #994
NOTES [24 words]: This is so close to Sharp's "Handsome Sally" that Paul Stamler lumped them. But Laws and Roud distinguish them, so I tentatively do the same. - RBW
File: LO40

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