“The Lady and the Farmer's Son”
A wealthy lady wants a youth to marry her, but he is pledged to one of the lady's servants. The lady brings her maid on a boat trip and throws her into the sea. She winds up in prison; the young man goes mad
This is so close to Sharp's "Handsome Sally" that Paul Stamler lumped them. But Laws and Roud distinguish them, so I tentatively do the same. - RBW
- Laws O40, "The Lady and the Farmer's Son"
- Flanders/Olney, pp. 170-171, "The Lady and the Farmer's Son" (1 text, 1 tune)
- DT 490, FARMSON*
- Roud #994
- BI, LO40