Horncastle Fair

DESCRIPTION: The singer meets a maid riding to Horncastle Fair. She rejects his offer to ride with her: she'll have nothing to do with a rogue. He claims to be an honest man and would not harm her if she allows him to ride with her. They marry
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1892 (OShaughnessy-MoreFolkSongsFromLincolnshire)
KEYWORDS: courting marriage rejection travel
FOUND IN: Britain(England(Lond))
REFERENCES (1 citation):
OShaughnessy-MoreFolkSongsFromLincolnshire 8, "Horncastle Fair" (1 text, 1 tune)
Roud #21234
NOTES [47 words]: O'Shaughnessy: "Lincolnshire's claim to this song lies in its subject matter. Horncastle Horsefair was once the largest of its kind in in the kingdom -- perhaps in the world. It was held in August, ran for three weeks and attracted dealers from the continent and from America." - BS
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File: OSLi08

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