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I meant False Lover John
He gets her to sneak off with him with her inheritence (or wealth she TOOK from her parents) and then tries to drown her,telling her he's already done the same to other gullible women, but she tricks him and he goes in the river instead.
Lie there, lie there, you false young man
Lie there instead of me,
It's six pretty maidens you have drowned here
Go keep them all good company.
These songs were the soap operas of their day. It's not the gore I like, but the intrigue and the tales of relationships! (nd the tunes)