Constant Lover, The

DESCRIPTION: "Although my parents me disdain, For loving of my own dear honey," the singer vows to be faithful. He lists all the things he would disdain were he allowed to woo the girl. He concludes that not even the honeycomb is as sweet as she
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1930 (Ord)
KEYWORDS: love courting rejection
FOUND IN: Britain(Scotland)
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Ord, p. 86, "The Constant Lover" (1 text)
Roud #5564
NOTES: This song, literary in a rather obnoxious way, mentions both King Caesar's rents (though the Roman Empire did not use landrents as such) and Hero and Leander. The latter story tells of the young man Leander who swam every night to meet his love Hero, but who one night became lost and drowned; when she found his body, she drowned herself. The story comes from an ancient Greek poem, but was more popular in recent times; Marlowe, Byron, and Chapman were among the many who wrote on the theme. - RBW
File: Ord086

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