Dutch Courtship

DESCRIPTION: "Thar ware a time, a good old time, I ware in Dutchland far away." Hans wishes he could go back. Hailey refuses. He decides to drown himself. She calls him back. They will buy a farm and scare people away with the smell of "limbergar" cheese
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1934 (McIntosh)
KEYWORDS: courting humorous death separation marriage food farming river
FOUND IN: US(MW)
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Richard M. Dorson, _Buying the Wind: Regional Folklore in the United States_, University of Chicago Press, 1964, pp. 411-413, "Dutch Courtship" (1 text, 1 tune)
Roud #15139
File: RDBW411

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