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Thread #71024   Message #1214304
Posted By: Joe Offer
25-Jun-04 - 01:09 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Courting Too Slow
Subject: RE: lyr req: Courting Too Slow
The Traditional Ballad Index lists several other versions:

William and Nancy (II) (Courting Too Slow) [Laws P5]

DESCRIPTION: William loves Nancy, but sails away before he has married her. Eventually he learns that she has married another. He sickens with grief. Nancy comes to comfort him. Both eventually die of grief
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1869 (Logan)
KEYWORDS: courting sailor disease marriage infidelity death
FOUND IN: US(Ap,SE,So) Britain Canada(Newf)
REFERENCES (6 citations):
Laws P5, "William and Nancy II (Courting Too Slow)"
Belden, pp. 196-197 "Courting Too Slow" (1 text)
BrownII 130, "Sweet William and Nancy" (1 text, mixed with "Green Grows the Laurel" and other material)
Greenleaf/Mansfield 33, "Nancy from London" (2 texts, 2 tunes)
Logan, pp. 364-365, "Courting Too Slow" (perhaps a comic rewrite of the original version?)

Roud #1918
cf. "My Bonny Brown Jane" (lyrics)
Lovely Nancy from England
File: LP05

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Looks like I should split off the "Lovely Nancy" threads from this thread group.