“Susannah Clargy”

Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1918 (Cecil Sharp collection)
Keywords: ghost brokentoken courting marriage suicide
Found in: US(SE)

Description

Susannah vows to be true to the widow's son; they break a ring as a token. Some months later she agrees to marry another man; she scorns the widow's son. He kills himself; that night his ghost comes to claim Susannah

Cross references

References

  1. Laws P33, "Susannah Clargy"
  2. SharpAp 185, "Susannah Clargy" (1 text, 1 tune)
  3. BBI, ZN3179, "Young lovers most discrete and wise"
  4. DT 511, SUSCLRGY
  5. Roud #998
  6. BI, LP33