When She Got There

DESCRIPTION: "My mother shall crave it, My daddy shall have it, If you will go with me To younder green tree, But when she got there, She was highly mounted. She looked him scornfully... saying... 'You're highly mistaken,' And away she went galloping...."
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1940 (Peters-FolkSongsOutOfWisconsin)
KEYWORDS: love elopement rejection separation horse
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Peters-FolkSongsOutOfWisconsin, p. 145, "When She Got There" (1 short text, 1 tune)
Roud #9069
NOTES [37 words]: This looks like a conflation of at least two songs, at least one of them a rejected-lover type. But with only twelve short lines, some of which probably float, I can't see any way to identify what the original songs are. - RBW
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