False Mallie

DESCRIPTION: "Oh, did ye hear how Mall was courted... By a young sailor brisk and bold?" Jamie goes to war, and Mallie breaks her vow and marries another. When he returns and finds her false, he goes mad, and ends up in Bedlam cursing her name and her deeds
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1906 (GreigDuncan6)
KEYWORDS: love courting separation betrayal sailor madness
FOUND IN: Britain(Scotland(Aber))
REFERENCES (3 citations):
Greig #88, pp. 1-2, "False Mallie" (1 text)
GreigDuncan6 1202, "False Mallie" (7 texts, 3 tunes)
Ord, pp. 183-184, "False Mallie" (1 text)

Roud #5529
CROSS-REFERENCES:
cf. "Lovely Annie" (theme: a man driven "mad" by a woman's infidelity)
cf. "The Green Bushes" [Laws P2]," particularly the "Nut Bushes" version (theme: a man driven "mad" by a woman's infidelity)
File: Ord183

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