Grandfather's Story

DESCRIPTION: When children ask for a story, grandfather tells the sad tale of James Tenny and Nancy Foes, who grow up and fall in love in the woods. He goes out hunting, and is long delayed. She goes out to seek him, and dies in the snow. He finds her on his return
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1923 (Peters)
KEYWORDS: love death separation hunting
FOUND IN: US(MW)
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Peters, pp. 217-219, "Grandfather's Story" (1 text, 1 tune)
Roud #9059
CROSS-REFERENCES:
cf. "After the Ball" (theme)
NOTES: The mechanism of this reminds me rather strongly of "After the Ball." I wonder if it wasn't written in imitation of that song. - RBW
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File: Pet217

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