Lady's Fall, The
DESCRIPTION: The singer warns listeners against sex before marriage. A lady becomes pregnant by her love, who deserts her. Once the babe is born, she dies, only to have her lover kill himself with sadness
EARLIEST DATE: 1765 (Percy)
KEYWORDS: love sex pregnancy childbirth family death infidelity burial
FOUND IN: Britain(Scotland(Aber))
REFERENCES (3 citations):
Percy/Wheatley III, pp. 139-145, "The Lady's Fall" (1 text)
GlenbuchatBallads, pp. 101-105, "Lady Mary" (1 text)
BBI, ZN1753, "Mark well my heavy doleful Tale"
NOTES: Hales believes this to be by the same author as "The Children in the Wood (The Babes in the Woods)" [Laws Q34] - RBW
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