Lovely Lowland Maid, The

DESCRIPTION: Mary Ann sends her sailor away "because he looked so poor." She invites him in when he shows her "a purse of gold" Now he rejects her. She and another suitor kill the sailor for his gold. There is a witness. Both are condemned to die.
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1961 (Peacock)
KEYWORDS: greed infidelity warning betrayal homicide poverty money trial punishment sailor
FOUND IN: Canada(Newf)
REFERENCES (2 citations):
Peacock, pp. 620-621, "The Lovely Lowland Maid" (1 text, 1 tune)
BroadwoodCarols, pp. 66-67, "The Little Lowland Maid" (1 text, 1 tune)

ST Pea620 (Partial)
Roud #307
RECORDINGS:
Patrick Rossiter, "The Lovely Lowland Maid" (on PeacockCDROM) [one verse only]
ALTERNATE TITLES:
The Cruel Lowland Maid
NOTES: The Lesley Nelson-Burns site Folk Music of England Scotland Ireland, Wales & America collection includes a text named The Little Lowland Maid with a note that "This appeared on a broadside entitled The Cruel Lowland Maid that was printed by Ryle." - BS
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File: Pea620

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