“The Golden Glove (Dog and Gun)”

Alternate titles: “The Squire”; “The Rich Esquire”; “Waistcoat and Britches”
Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1830
Keywords: clothes courting marriage trick
Found in: Britain(England,Scotland) US(Ap,MW,NE,SE,So) Canada(Mar,Newf,Ont) Ireland

Description

A lady is to be married, but finds she prefers the farmer who is to give her away. She pleads illness and calls off the wedding. She claims she has lost a glove (which she placed on the farmer's land) and will marry whoever finds it. The rest is obvious

Notes

When they are married the lady expects that she will "milk my own cows." The motif of the rich woman enjoying wifely chores not common among the wealthy is also in "The Rich Lady Gay." - BS

I'll bet that lasted about a week.... Many of the versions I've seen omit that. - RBW

Broadsides

Recordings

References

  1. Laws N20, "The Golden Glove (Dog and Gun)"
  2. Belden, pp. 229-231, "Dog and Gun (The Golden Glove)" (1 text plus 2 extracts and fragments of 2 more, 1 tune)
  3. Randolph 71, "With Her Dog and Gun" (2 texts, 1 tune)
  4. Randolph/Cohen, pp. 95-97, "With Her Dog and Gun" (1 text, 1 tune -- Randolph's 71A)
  5. Eddy 64, "Dog and Gun" (2 texts)
  6. Gardner/Chickering 73, "The Dog and the Gun" (1 text plus an excerpt and mention of 1 more, 1 tune)
  7. Flanders/Brown, pp. 117-118, "The Dog and Gun" (1 text, 1 tune)
  8. BrownII 197, "Dog and Gun" (1 text plus mention of 1 more)
  9. Chappell-FSRA 60, "The Golden Glove" (1 text, 1 tune)
  10. Hudson 43, pp. 158-159, "The Golden Glove" (1 text, lacking the beginning explaining the reason for the lady's behavior)
  11. Scarborough-SongCatcher, pp. 227-230, "The Golden Glove" (1 text plus a fragment, with local titles "Lady Lost Her Glove," "The Dog and Gun"; 2 tunes on pp. 416-417)
  12. Wyman-Brockway I, p. 49, "The Lady and the Glove" (1 text, 1 tune)
  13. Warner 145, "The Golden Glove (or, The Dog and the Gun)" (1 text, 1 tune)
  14. SHenry H524, p. 328, "The Squire's Bride" (1 text, 1 (non-traditional) tune)
  15. JHCox 121, "Dog and Gun" (1 text plus mention of 4 more, 1 tune -- but for one of the unprinted texts!)
  16. JHCoxIIA, #20, pp. 83-84, "The Farmer and His Bride" (1 text, 1 tune)
  17. SharpAp 62, "The Golden Glove" (1 text, 2 tunes)
  18. Creighton/Senior, pp. 147-150, "The Dog and the Gun" (2 texts, 1 tune)
  19. Mackenzie 21, "The Golden Glove" (1 text, 1 tune)
  20. Peacock, pp. 340-341, "The Golden Glove" (1 text, 1 tune)
  21. DT 332, DOGGUN*
  22. Roud #141
  23. BI, LN20