Rinaway Bride, The

DESCRIPTION: A couple decide to marry but she runs away from the wedding. Her parents run after her through Tweed and Kelso, but don't catch her. The bridesmaids laugh at the groom for being silly but the bridegroom's man chalks it up to woman's flightiness.
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1751 (Yair's _Charmer_, Edinburgh, according to Whitelaw-Song)
KEYWORDS: wedding abandonment Scotland humorous father mother
FOUND IN: Britain(Scotland)
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Whitelaw-Song, pp. 124-125, "The Rinaway Bride" (1 text)
Roud #2876
NOTES: Roud assigns this number to Ord's "The Runaway Bride" but that is a different song to the same theme. - BS
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File: WhSo124

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