Belle Est Morte Entre les Bras de Son Amant, La (The Beautiful Woman Died in her Lover's Arms)
DESCRIPTION: French. A soldier gives a girl a gold ring to wait for him. Her father marries her to an old man. One night her young lover returns and knocks at her door though knowing she is married. She dies in his arms. Her father mourns.
EARLIEST DATE: 1960 (Peacock)
KEYWORDS: foreignlanguage grief courting marriage ring death lover father soldier
FOUND IN: Canada(Newf)
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Peacock, pp. 664-665, "La Belle Est Morte Entre les Bras de Son Amant" (1 text, 1 tune)
cf. "Le Beau Galant (The Handsome Gentleman)" (theme)
Go to the Ballad Search form
Go to the Ballad Index Song List
Go to the Ballad Index Instructions
Go to the Ballad Index Bibliography or Discography
The Ballad Index Copyright 2019 by Robert B. Waltz and David G. Engle.