“Bold Lover Gay”

Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1909 (Belden)
Keywords: seduction marriage poverty pregnancy
Found in: US(So)


The young man wins shy May's heart with promises of an easy life and fine clothes. He takes her to his home across the sea. His promises prove false; a year later she is homesick and pregnant, with no fine clothes


  1. Laws P23, "Bold Lover Gay"
  2. Belden, pp. 208-209, "All on Account of a Bold Lover Gay" (1 text)
  3. DT 505, LOVERGAY
  4. Roud #996
  5. BI, LP23