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Thread #172122   Message #4165781
Posted By: Felipa
21-Feb-23 - 05:25 PM
Thread Name: Crafty/clever/cunning maiden songs?
Subject: RE: Crafty/clever/cunning maiden songs?
do the songs in which women outwit would be seducers or even killers count? Songs like Eppie Morrie (child 223) or Lady Isabel and the Elfin Knight/False Lover John/ May Colvin (Child 4).

What about Sovay, where the woman dresses as a highwayman and tries to rob her lover of a ring in order to test his fidelity?