Tripping Over the Lea [Laws P19]

DESCRIPTION: The singer sees a pretty girl on a (May) morning. (Even though she is very young,) he seduces her, then tells her he has no interest in marriage. She is left alone to await the birth of her baby.
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1839 (Scots Musical Museum)
KEYWORDS: seduction pregnancy abandonment age
FOUND IN: Ireland Britain(England(South))
REFERENCES (6 citations):
Laws P19, "Tripping Over the Lea"
SHenry H794, pp. 385-386, "Under the Shade of a Bonny Green Tree" (1 text, 1 tune)
OLochlainn-More 10, "The Bonny Green Tree" (1 text, 1 tune)
McBride 12, "The Bonnie Green Tree" (1 text, 1 tune)
MacSeegTrav 69, "The Bonnie Green Tree" (1 text, 1 tune)
DT 501, AEMAYMRN

Roud #2512
RECORDINGS:
Louis Killen, "One May Morning" (on BirdBush2)
CROSS-REFERENCES:
cf. "Willie Archer (The Banks of the Bann)" (plot)
File: LP19

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