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Thread #172122   Message #4165286
Posted By: GUEST,limulus
16-Feb-23 - 03:47 AM
Thread Name: Crafty/clever/cunning maiden songs?
Subject: Crafty/clever/cunning maiden songs?
Anyone got any more ballads where a canny young woman leads a man on (or lets him draw his own lecherous conclusions) and subsequently robs him of his horse/money/weapons/clothing and rides off as a (richer) still-maiden? Along the lines of:
The Crafty Maid's Policy
Broomfield Wager/Hill
The Maid on the Shore
Lovely/Handsome Joan
The Highwayman Outwitted/Farmer's Crafty Daughter
The Baffled Knight
Martinmas Time