Nancy (II) (The Rambling Beauty) [Laws P12]

DESCRIPTION: Nancy rejects the singer's offer of marriage. He expresses the wish that her marriage be troubled. His wish comes true; her husband ignores her. Years later, having grown rich, he rubs it in by giving the now-poor girl money. She regrets her error
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1827 (Lyle-Crawfurd1)
KEYWORDS: marriage curse poverty rejection
FOUND IN: US(MW,NE,SE,So) Britain(Scotland(Aber))
REFERENCES (10 citations):
Laws P12, "Nancy (II) (The Rambling Beauty)"
Belden, pp. 191-193, "The Rambling Beauty" (3 texts)
Flanders-NewGreen, pp 129-131, "The Widow's Daughter" (1 text, 1 tune)
SharpAp 163, "Loving Nancy" (2 texts, 2 tunes)
Gardner/Chickering 34, "False Nancy" (1 text, perhaps mixed with "The Banks of Sweet Primroses")
Greig #142, p. 2, "The Rambling Beauty" (1 text)
GreigDuncan6 1213, "The Rambling Beauty" (6 texts, 2 tunes)
Lyle-Crawfurd1 47, "The Prince of Orange" (1 text)
Ord, pp. 176-177, "The Rambling Beauty" (1 text)

ST LP12 (Full)
Roud #563
cf. "The Rejected Lover" [Laws P10] and references there
cf. "False Mallie" (tune, per Greig)
The Merchant's Daughter
A Farmer's Daughter
NOTES: This is rather a difficult item, because the family is so fractured. Laws lists neither the Ord nor the Gardner/Chickering text with his piece, and indeed the various texts have few words in common. But the plot is the same, and Laws allows both the Ord and Gardner/Chickering titles. So here they are. - RBW
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File: LP12

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