False Young Man, The (The False True Lover)

DESCRIPTION: The lover invites (her) old true love in; it has been most of a year since she saw him. He will not come; he has another love. She recalls how he could make her believe "the sun rose up in the west." She stays at home (with the cradle) (and curses him)
AUTHOR: unknown
KEYWORDS: love courting separation betrayal pregnancy curse
REFERENCES (4 citations):
Sharp/Karpeles-EightyEnglishFolkSongs 42, "The False Young Man" (1 text, 1 tune)
Fowke/MacMillan-PenguinBookOfCanadianFolkSongs 58, "The False Young Man" (1 text, 1 tune)
Silber/Silber-FolksingersWordbook, p. 164, "False True Love" (1 text)

Roud #419
cf. "Young Hunting" [Child 68] (lyrics)
cf. "A False-Hearted Love" (lyrics, theme)
NOTES [34 words]: This is clearly a conflate song; the first verses are from American texts of "Loving Henry"; the end is from some sort of betrayal song. - RBW
And one verse seems to be lifted from "House Carpenter." - PJS
File: SKE42

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