I've Lived in Service

DESCRIPTION: "I've lived in service seven long years, A fancy I took to a maid, sir." He would be happy to marry her -- but he sees their master take her to bed. Offered money to marry her, he takes the down payment and flees, leaving the girl behind
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1904 (Vaughan Williams collection)
KEYWORDS: love courting servant bastard money trick escape adultery infidelity
FOUND IN: Britain(England(South))
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Palmer-EnglishCountrySongbook, #37, "I've Lived in Service" (1 text, 1 tune)
Roud #1483
File: PECS037

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