Bold Lover Gay [Laws P23]

DESCRIPTION: The young man wins shy May's heart with promises of an easy life and fine clothes. He takes her to his home across the sea. His promises prove false; a year later she is homesick and pregnant, with no fine clothes
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1909 (Belden-BalladsSongsCollectedByMissourFolkloreSociety)
KEYWORDS: seduction marriage poverty pregnancy
REFERENCES (3 citations):
Laws P23, "Bold Lover Gay"
Belden-BalladsSongsCollectedByMissourFolkloreSociety, pp. 208-209, "All on Account of a Bold Lover Gay" (1 text)

Roud #996
File: LP23

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