“The Jealous Brother (The Jealous Lover)”

Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1952 (Creighton-Maritime)
Keywords: jealousy courting homicide suicide cross-dressing
Found in: Canada(Mar)


When Mary "dressed herself in men's attire" to meet Jimmie, he mistakes her for his brother whom, he assumed, had been "to enjoy my dear." He shoots Mary. When he realizes Mary is dying he shoots himself, saying "be ye ware of jealousy"


  1. Creighton-Maritime, p. 103, "The Jealous Lover" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. Roud #2706
  3. BI, CrMa103