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GUEST,Joe_F songs where the woman comes out on top (67* d) RE: songs where the woman comes out on top 09 Jun 06


The 19th-century English original of "Ten-Dollar Bill" is called "Christmas Goose".

Eppie Morrie (Child 223). Woman abducted by a gang, one of whose members wants to marry her, wrestles with him all night & does not let him deflower her. In the morning, the man she has in mind happens by & gives her a ride home.

The False Lover Won Back (Child 218). Man who has gotten a woman in trouble announces that he is deserting her, as usual. She follows him and persists in her entreaties. He tries for a while to buy her off with gifts, but at length realizes that he has been behaving badly, professes his love for her, and turns his horse around. (A Child ballad without a single felony! MacColl & Seeger sing it beautifully.)

--- Joe Fineman    joe_f@verizon.net

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