“Handsome John”

Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1928 (Greenleaf/Mansfield)
Keywords: infidelity love marriage promise injury
Found in: Canada(Newf)

Description

"A lady lived near Portland square, She keep a waiting maid so fair Who loved the footman as her life Expecting for to be his wife." The lady loves the footman and beats the maid. The maid runs away and the lady marries handsome John

Notes

Why do I have this feeling the marriage turned out to be not very happy? - RBW

References

  1. Greenleaf/Mansfield 38, "Handsome John" (1 text)
  2. Roud #6363
  3. BI, GrMa038