Fare Thee Well, Cold Winter

DESCRIPTION: Billy's leaves his fiancee for months or years for Nancy, but changes his mind and returns. She agrees again to marry, and they are married at last.
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1960 (Reeves-Circle)
LONG DESCRIPTION: Billy's sweetheart complains that he has been away though he had promised to marry two months or three years before. He says "I was prevented and could not come till now," but now he prefers her company to gold or silver. She complains that when he was courting Nancy and he had said he'd not return. Billy concedes he had courted Nancy, "but now I've come to you" "These words they revived" his slighted sweetheart, they marry and the wedding "long looked for's come at last"
KEYWORDS: courting infidelity wedding reunion accusation
FOUND IN: Britain(England(South))
REFERENCES (2 citations):
Reeves-Circle 38, "Fare Thee Well, Cold Winter" (1 text)
Wiltshire-WSRO Gl 79, "Billy and Nancy" (1 text)

Roud #1643
ALTERNATE TITLES:
Long Looked for Come at Last
File: ReCi038

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