Honeymoon, The (By West of Late As I Did Walk)

DESCRIPTION: "By west of late as I did walk," the singer hears two newlyweds. She declares she will not work for him. He says that if she will not work, "I shall the(e) dryve." They fall to fighting. She lands more blows than he. He singer hopes for peace
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1858 (Aytoun); the manuscript is from no later than the early seventeenth century, and Robbins suggested that a Stationer's Register entry from 1590 refers to thie piece
KEYWORDS: husband wife marriage fight
REFERENCES (1 citation):
ADDITIONAL: Peter J. Seng, _Tudor Songs and Ballads from MS Cotton Vespasian A-25_, Harvard University Press, 1978, #22, pp. 42-44, "By west off late as I dyd walke" (1 text)
Roud #8206
File: PJSe022

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