Champion of Coute Hill, The

DESCRIPTION: William White meets Kate and convinces her to "try our skill" on Coute Hill. Though "manys a time he said to me 'No one I love but thee'," he marries Belle Madel, leaving her "ruined right, by William White, the champion of Coute Hill"
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1961 (Manny/Wilson)
KEYWORDS: infidelity marriage sex lover
FOUND IN: Canada(Mar,Newf)
REFERENCES (2 citations):
Lehr/Best 18, "The Champion of Court Hill" (1 text, 1 tune)
Manny/Wilson 75, "In Smiling June the Roses Bloom" (1 text, 1 tune)

ST LeBe018 (Partial)
Roud #7066 and 9209
NOTES [121 words]: Is this "Coute Hill" or "Court Hill"? From Last Name Meanings site re "Coote": (origin: Local) Welsh Coed, a wood; Cor. Br., Coit and Cut. Coot-hill or Coit-hayle, the wood on the river." OLochlainn 67 and some -- but not all -- broadsides for "Nell Flaherty's Drake"/"Nell Flagherty's Drake" begin "My name it is Nell, quite candid I tell, I live near Cootehill I'll never deny..." (source: Bodleian Catalog; for example, see shelfmarks Firth b.27(148), Harding B 26(461), Harding B 15(216b); a Clonmell counter-example is Bodleian shelfmark 2806 b.11(218), and O'Conor p. 14 makes it "a cool hill"). - BS
Of course, there is always the possibility that someone just made a typographical error on a survey map somewhere.... - RVW
File: LeBe018

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