“Arthur”

Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1973 (Lehr/Best)
Keywords: foreignlanguage grief courting abduction mother Black(s)
Found in: Canada(Newf)

Description

French. Arthur, a poor boatman, loves a Black girl who lives in a castle. Her mother locks her in a tower far away. When a knight came to ask for her hand she sobs and takes out a handkerchief with Arthur's name. She makes her last sigh.

References

  1. Lehr/Best 3, "Arthur" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. BI, LeBe003