My Valentine

DESCRIPTION: On Valentine's day "came a pretty damsel to my bedside" They meet again. She is pregnant and says he is the father; if he won't marry he'll go to jail. He agrees but sails off instead. Sometimes he returns rich and she welcomes him back after seven years
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: before 1884 (broadside, Bodleian Harding B 15(168b))
KEYWORDS: sex return reunion separation pregnancy gold ship rake
FOUND IN: Britain(England(North,South))
REFERENCES (3 citations):
Reeves-Sharp 66, "My Valentine" (1 text)
Reeves-Circle 95, "My Valentine" (2 texts)
Kidson-Tunes, p. 60, "My Valentine" (1 fragment, 1 tune)

Roud #945
Bodleian, Harding B 15(168b), "Last Valentine Day" ("It was on the morn of last Valentine's day"), H. Disley (London), 1860-1883; also Firth c.12(280),"Valentine's Morn"
File: ReSh066

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