“Le Beau Galant (The Handsome Gentleman)”

Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1960 (Peacock)
Keywords: foreignlanguage courting ring reunion burial death mourning lover
Found in: Canada(Newf)

Description

French. A girl's lover sails to the Indies and returns to find her in a convent. He cries at the door. If I stay, she says, it is your fault. He offers her a gold ring as a remembrance. When he puts the ring on her finger, he falls dead. She mourns.

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References

  1. Peacock, pp. 662-663, "Le Beau Galant" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. BI, Pea662