Fair Eleanor (II)

DESCRIPTION: Johnny meets Eleanor "in the middle of the night" to go "and married we will be." In the woods he tells her to strip and he "will be your butcher." She begs for mercy but he stabs her to death. He is imprisoned "in Castlebury jail" until he dies.
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1958 (Peacock)
KEYWORDS: courting betrayal homicide prison burial
FOUND IN: Canada(Newf)
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Peacock, pp. 608-609, "Fair Eleanor" (1 text, 1 tune)
ST Pea608 (Partial)
Roud #9796
Charlotte Decker, "Fair Eleanor" (on PeacockCDROM) [one verse only]
cf. "Lady Isabel and the Elf Knight [Child 4]" (plot)
cf. "Pretty Polly (II)"
File: Pea608

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