Jockey and Jenny

DESCRIPTION: "Oh, Jockey courted Jenny in the height of spring... Oh, Jocky would give anything that Jenny's heart could win." He asks a relative for advice and is told that single life is best; married life is costly. It is not clear if they marry
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1906 (Gardiner collection)
KEYWORDS: love courting money
FOUND IN: Britain(England(South))
REFERENCES (1 citation):
VaughanWilliams/Palmer, #34, "Jockey and Jenny" (1 text, 1 tune)
Roud #1556
NOTES: This song was collected twice, but both times from the same informant, and he remembered only three and a half verses. So we know the set-up of the song, but not the ending: Did the two marry, or did Jockey get talked out of it? - RBW
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File: VWP034

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