Two Rigs of Rye [Laws O11]

DESCRIPTION: (The girl tells her lover that her family opposes her marriage.) Uncertain of her dowry, he has doubts about the marriage. When she breaks into tears, he assures her he did not mean it. The two settle down to a long and happy marriage
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1905 (Greig/Duncan5)
KEYWORDS: courting dowry marriage
FOUND IN: US(MW) Britain(England,Scotland(Aber))
REFERENCES (5 citations):
Laws O11, "Two Rigs of Rye"
Greig/Duncan5 1054, "The Rigs o' Rye" (29 texts, 24 tunes)
Ord-BothySongsAndBallads, pp. 31-32, "The Rigs of Rye" (1 text, 1 tune)
Gardner/Chickering-BalladsAndSongsOfSouthernMichigan 58, "Two Rigs of Rye" (1 short text, 1 tune)

ST LO11 (Full)
Roud #985
NLScotland, RB.m.143(122), "Twas in the Month of Sweet July," Poet's Box (Dundee), c. 1890
cf. "There Was a Squire" (tune, per Greig/Duncan5)
The Rigs of Rye
File: LO11

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