“Faithless Husband”

Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1930 (recording, Darby & Tarlton)
Keywords: love courting infidelity virtue
Found in: US(So)

Description

"One day a faithless husband Unto a maiden said, You know, Bess, though I'm married, I hate the one I've wed." He begs the girl to marry him; she replies "If you love me, leave me But don't be untrue." She says she will wait; he should not leave his wife

Recordings

References

  1. Randolph 807, "Faithless Husband" (1 text)
  2. Roud #7424
  3. BI, R807