Gallant Shoemaker, The

DESCRIPTION: A girl is courted by a wealthy farmer, but loves a shoemaker. Her father confines her to make her change her mind. She sends a letter to her love. He rides by and carries her away. They live happily, "For she had gotten her shoemaker."
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1907 (GreigDuncan5)
KEYWORDS: love courting escape
FOUND IN: Britain(Scotland(Aber))
REFERENCES (4 citations):
Ord, pp. 102-103, "The Gallant Shoemaker" (1 text)
Greig #42, p. 1, "The Gallant Shoemaker" (1 text)
GreigDuncan3 480, "My Lovie Was a Shoemaker" (1 fragment, 1 tune)
GreigDuncan5 993, "The Gallant Shoemaker" (8 texts plus a single verse on p. 608, 4 tunes)

Roud #3950
cf. "Locks and Bolts" [Laws M13] (theme: girl locked away by father) and references there
NOTES: GreigDuncan5 notes that Greig's version is a composite. - BS
The Greig/Duncan3 fragment reads "A shoemaker neat and fine, My lovie was a shoemaker, Shoemaker neat and fine, My love's a gallant shoemaker." In the notes, Greig declares, "The words are stated to be a chorus, but the music for the verses is the same." Roud lists this fragment as #5974, but I'm guessing it's the same as Ord's song. - RBW, (BS)
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