Lady Washington

DESCRIPTION: Lady Washington has travelled near the front looking for George. He is at the van "where the battle path began" looking after his men. She asks the gods to bring him safely home
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1856 (Thompson-Pioneer)
KEYWORDS: love army battle separation dialog nonballad husband wife
REFERENCES (2 citations):
Thompson-Pioneer 45, "Lady Washington" (1 text)
ThompsonNewYork, p. 340, "Lady Washington" (1 text)

Roud #2823
NOTES [61 words]: Although this is titled "Lady Washington," the name "Washington" is not used in the text for either the husband or the wife; his name is merely "George" and she is unnamed. For all we can prove, it could refer to George II, grandfather of George III, who was the last English king to lead troops in battle. Certainly there were plenty of soldiers named George! - RBW
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File: TPS045

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