Auld Gardener's Wife, The
DESCRIPTION: Soldier Willie dreams his sweetheart is an old gardener's wife. She confirms that her wedding will be the next day. Willie convinces her to sleep with him. When she asks to go with him in the morning he takes her. He taunts the gardener on the way.
EARLIEST DATE: 1907 (Greig/Duncan6)
KEYWORDS: age infidelity marriage sex dream soldier gardening abandonment
FOUND IN: Britain(Scotland(Aber))
REFERENCES (2 citations):
Greig-FolkSongInBuchan-FolkSongOfTheNorthEast #161, pp. 1-2, "The Auld Gardener's Wife" (2 texts)
Greig/Duncan6 1262, "The Auld Gardener's Wife" (13 texts, 13 tunes)
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