Jolly Drover

DESCRIPTION: "In olden times before the war, There came a jolly drover," who visits the Black Horse Tavern and asks the "Bound-out girl" who attends him if she will marry him. He has lands and wealth, but she loves him in any case. They wed. That was long ago
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1908 (Maher, Historic Dover, according to Nestler); supposedly written c. 1840
KEYWORDS: love courting money marriage
REFERENCES (1 citation):
ADDITIONAL: Harold Nestler, "Songs from the Hudson Valley" (article in _New York Folklore Quarterly_, Volume V, #2, Summer 1949), pp. 89-90 "The Jolly Drover" (1 text)
File: Nset089

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