Joy After Sorrow
DESCRIPTION: "A soldier/sailor walked in the field" and seduces a maid he finds raking hay. She has a son and "curst the hour" she went with him. When he hears about that "they married were and she blessed the day she went with him and left the hay"
EARLIEST DATE: 1904 (Reeves/Sharp-TheIdiomOfThePeople)
KEYWORDS: marriage seduction sex childbirth pregnancy farming sailor soldier
FOUND IN: Britain(England(Lond,South))
REFERENCES (2 citations):
Reeves/Sharp-TheIdiomOfThePeople 40, "Haymaking Courtship" (1 text)
Palmer-EnglishCountrySongbook, #92, "Raking the Hay" (1 text, 1 tune)
Bodleian, Harding B 22(133)[most lines truncated, some lines illegible], "Joy After Sorrow" ("A sailor walking in the fields"), unknown, no date
Raking the Hay
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