William White meets Kate and convinces her to "try our skill" on Coute Hill. Though "manys a time he said to me 'No one I love but thee'," he marries Belle Madel, leaving her "ruined right, by William White, the champion of Coute Hill"
Champion of Coute Hill, The Partial text(s) *** A *** In Smiling June the Roses Bloom From Louise Manny and James Reginald Wilson, Songs of Miramichi, #75, pp. 250-251. From the singing of John Holland, Glenwood, 1961. In smiling June where roses bloom And daisies they do grow, Down by a brook my way I took, I carelessly did go For to view those fields that nature yields Along the smiling rills, Where I met quite my heart's delight, The champion of Court Hill. (4 additional stanzas)
Is this "Coute Hill" or "Court Hill"? From Last Name Meanings site re "Coote": (origin: Local) Welsh Coed, a wood; Cor. Br., Coit and Cut. Coot-hill or Coit-hayle, the wood on the river." OLochlainn 67 and some -- but not all -- broadsides for "Nell Flaherty's Drake"/"Nell Flagherty's Drake" begin "My name it is Nell, quite candid I tell, I live near Cootehill I'll never deny..." (source: Bodleian Catalog; for example, see shelfmarks Firth b.27(148), Harding B 26(461), Harding B 15(216b); a Clonmell counter-example is Bodleian shelfmark 2806 b.11(218), and O'Conor p. 14 makes it "a cool hill"). - BS
Of course, there is always the possibility that someone just made a typographical error on a survey map somewhere.... - RVW