Slow Men of London

DESCRIPTION: "There were three lads in our town, Slow men of London!" The three court a widow, and "left her undone." "They went to work without their tools." "They often tasted the widow's cheer." Eventually she sends them away
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: before 1840 (Buchan, Secret Songs of Silence)
KEYWORDS: sex separation
FOUND IN: Britain(Scotland)
REFERENCES (1 citation):
ADDITIONAL: Hanish Henderson, "The Ballad, The Folk and The Oral Tradition," in Edward J. Cowan, editor, _The People's Past: Scottish Folk, Scottish History_ 1980 (I use the 1993 Polygon paperback edition), p. 78, "The Wanton Trooper" (1 text)
Roud #12564
File: SloMnLon

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