Stolen Bride, The

DESCRIPTION: "Down by the river, the willows grow tall, Whippoorwill calling, hear their sad call." The girl is in love with a man from a family who is feuding with her own. Her father captures her lover. She begs for his life; refused, she accepts death beside him
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1939 (Thomas)
KEYWORDS: love death hate hardheartedness family execution revenge feud homicide
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Thomas-Makin', pp. 20-21, "The Stolen Bride" (1 text)
ST ThBa020 (Partial)
cf. "Down in the Valley" (tune)
cf. "Lady Maisry" [Child 65] (plot)
NOTES [21 words]: Not the best poetry, but a very strong theme; I'm surprised this piece hasn't been collected somewhere outside of Thomas. - RBW
File: ThBa020

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