“The False Lover Won Back”

Author: unknown
Keywords: abandonment hardheartedness marriage love
Found in: Britain(Scotland(Aber)) US(So)

Description

A man saddles his horse to leave his lover (and her unborn child). She follows him from place to place, begging him to return. At each stop he buys her a gift and tells her to go home. At last he repents and buys her a wedding ring

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References

  1. Child 218, "The False Lover Won Back" (2 texts)
  2. Bronson 218, "The False Lover Won Back" (5 versions)
  3. Belden, p. 78, "The False Lover Won Back" (1 text)
  4. Leach, pp. 575-576, "The False Lover Won Back" (1 text)
  5. OBB 72, "Young John" (1 text)
  6. DT 218, BONLOVE*
  7. Roud #201
  8. BI, C218