Helen and Edwin

DESCRIPTION: Helen is jilted by Edwin for a richer girl. Helen dies of a broken heart after asking that her corpse be brought to the wedding. At the wedding Edwin dies of shame. Warning to young men: "remember Edwin's awsum fate An' fear tae meet him there"
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1828 (Lyle-Crawfurd2)
KEYWORDS: grief love wedding infidelity burial corpse death money warning
FOUND IN: Britain(Scotland(Bord))
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Lyle-Crawfurd2 126, "Helen an' Edwin" (1 text)
Roud #15102
CROSS-REFERENCES:
cf. "Babes of the Wood" (tune, per Lyle-Crawfurd2)
cf. "Sarah Scott" (theme: girl, jilted by lover for money, dies of a broken heart)
cf. "The Deluded Lover" (theme: girl is jilted by lover for money)
cf. "Fair Annie" [Child 62] (theme: girl is jilted by lover for money)
cf. "Lord Thomas and Fair Annet" [Child 73] (theme: girl is jilted by lover for money)
cf. "The Fatal Snowstorm" [Laws P20] (theme: girl is jilted by lover for money)
cf. "The Butcher Boy" [Laws P24] (theme: girl is jilted by lover for money)
cf. "Love Has Brought Me to Despair" [Laws P25] (theme: girl is jilted by lover for money)
cf. "I Know My Love" (theme: girl is jilted by lover for money)
cf. "Tavern in the Town" (theme: girl is jilted by lover for money)
cf. "You Girls of Equal Station" (theme: girl is jilted by lover for money)
File: LyCr2126

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