Weaver and the Tailor, The

DESCRIPTION: The singer overhears a couple talking; "it was concerning love." The young man, a weaver, is trying to talk the girl out of her affection for a tailor. He describes all the tailor's faults. She gives in and consents to marry him. (They live happily.)
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1869 (Logan)
KEYWORDS: love courting dialog marriage apprentice
FOUND IN: Ireland
REFERENCES (2 citations):
Logan, pp. 407-409, "The Weaver and the Tailor" (1 text)
SHenry H199, p. 39, "The Tailor Boy" (1 text, 1 tune)

ST Log407 (Full)
Roud #13355
CROSS-REFERENCES:
cf. "The Rocks of Bawn" (tune)
cf. "The River Roe" (tune)
cf. "Paddle the Road with Me" (tune)
NOTES: Sam Henry discovered this piece with three different tunes in three different districts. It is not clear if it ever enjoyed popularity outside Ireland; Logan's text, while English, is a broadside. - RBW
File: Log407

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