Devil's in the Girl, The

DESCRIPTION: A man visits his true love at night and plays "The Devil's in the Girl" on his pipes. Her mother wakes and beats the man. He returns a year later to find his lover with a son. She asks him to marry but he refuses, leaving her to "pay the piper"
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: before 1845 (broadside, Bodleian Harding B 11(4024))
KEYWORDS: sex rejection pregnancy music lover mother
FOUND IN: Britain(England(South))
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Reeves-Sharp 27, "The Devil's in the Girl" (1 text)
Roud #1480
Bodleian, Harding B 11(4024), "The Devil's in the Girl" ("It's of a lusty gentleman returning from the play"), J. Pitts (London), 1819-1844; also Harding B 11(4076), 2806 c.16(266) , Harding B 11(4061) , Harding B 11(4025) , Harding B 11(4025), "The Devil's in the Girl[!]"
File: ReSh027

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