Spanish Lady's Love, The

DESCRIPTION: Imprisoned by an English captain, the Spanish lady falls in love with her captor. They exchange praises for the English, and he tells her they are mismatched. This does not convince her; at last he says he is married. They go their separate ways
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1728 (registered 1603, and quoted in 1616)
KEYWORDS: courting separation love prison
FOUND IN: Britain(England)
REFERENCES (5 citations):
Percy/Wheatley II, pp. 247-251, "The Spanish Lady's Love" (1 text)
Bell-Combined, pp. 138-142, "The Spanish Lady's Love" (1 text)
OBB 161, "The Spanish Lady's Love" (1 text)
Chappell/Wooldridge II, pp. 84-85, "The Spanish Lady" (1 tune, partial text)
BBI, ZN2935, "Will you hear a Spanish Lady"; cf. AN2934, "Will you hear a German Princess"

ST OBB161 (Partial)
Roud #9735
File: OBB161

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