Bride's Farewell, The

DESCRIPTION: A bride bids farewell to her mother, father, sister and brother. She has reservations about her groom: "he may deceive me... he may wound who should caress me."
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: before 1835 (broadside, Bodleian Harding B 11(3866))
KEYWORDS: wedding farewell parting nonballad brother father mother sister
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Thompson-Pioneer 83, "The Bride's Farewell" (1 text)
Roud #2062
Bodleian, Harding B 11(3866), "The Bride's Farewell" ("Farewell, mother! tears are streaming"), Walker (Durham), 1797-1834; also Firth c.20(22), Harding B 11(3350), Harding B 11(449), Harding B 15(33b), Firth b.27(399), Firth b.27(400), Harding B 11(450), Firth b.26(175), Harding B 11(452), Harding B 40(26b), 2806 b.10(52), Firth c.26(55)[last four lines illegible], "The Bride's Farewell"
File: TPS083

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