Roger and Dolly (II)
DESCRIPTION: Roger, "tripping it over the plain" bows to Dolly, "milking of the cows," and goes "tripping it back again." She asks him to come back "or else my poor heart will burst." He refuses to come back saying she may lack his company "until the last day you die"
EARLIEST DATE: 1750 (Ramsay)
KEYWORDS: courting rejection farming
REFERENCES (1 citation):
ADDITIONAL: Allan Ramsay, The Tea-Table Miscellany: or, A Collection of Scots Sangs (in four vols) (London, 1750 (eleventh edition) ("Digitized by Google")), (Vol. IV,) p. 430, "Roger and Dolly" ("As Dolly was milking of the cows") (1 text)
NOTES [8 words]: See "Roger and Dolly" (I) for a similar story. - BS
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