“The Maid of Fainey”

Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1968
Keywords: brokentoken courting love father separation
Found in: Australia

Description

"There was a maid of Fainey, of youth and beauty bright, Who had scores of sweethearts to court her day and night...." She loves her father's servant. They break a ring, then he flees. Her father threatens him. The end is confused

References

  1. Meredith/Anderson, pp. 167-168, "The Maid of Fainey" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. DT, MAIDFAIN
  3. Roud #3353
  4. BI, MA167