True Love from the Eastern Shore

DESCRIPTION: Singer tells sweetheart who spurned him/her that s/he "would not serve you as you served me." Singer plans to mourn and weep, and tells sweetheart to grieve over his/her tombstone. (Singer vows to "court the girl, the old lady ain't in")
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1918 (Cecil Sharp collection)
KEYWORDS: courting rejection death mourning burial lover
REFERENCES (1 citation):
SharpAp 187, "True Love from the Eastern Shore" (2 texts, 2 tunes)
Roud #3610
NOTES [33 words]: Sharp's "A" version doesn't define the sex of the singer or sweetheart. The "B" version is a fragment, which doesn't really overlap the "A" version; Sharp may have been using this as a catchall. - PJS
File: ShAp2187

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