Henry and Nancy

DESCRIPTION: Henry courts Nancy. Her parents lock her in their castle. Nancy writes Henry a letter. He dreams of her and wakes to find her letter. He goes to the castle, kills her, and kills himself. Her parents blame themselves. Nancy's ghost blames her mother.
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1951 (Peacock)
KEYWORDS: courting love homicide suicide dream father mother ghost prison
FOUND IN: Canada(Newf)
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Peacock, pp. 675-676, "Henry and Nancy" (1 text, 1 tune)
Roud #9943
RECORDINGS:
Mike Kent, "Henry and Nancy" (on PeacockCDROM) [one verse only]
File: Pea675

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