“The Deacon's Daughter”

Author: Wheeler Hakes?
Earliest date: 1945 (Flanders/Olney)
Keywords: betrayal elopement marriage
Found in: US(NE)

Description

A young man is engaged to a "treacherous" deacon's daughter. Just before the wedding, in the middle of the night, the lady runs off with her blacksmith lover. The final stanzas tell how those left behind piously wring their hands

References

  1. Flanders/Olney, pp. 23-25, "The Deacon's Daughter" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. DT, DEACDAUT*
  3. Roud #4674
  4. BI, FO023