Mudcat Café message #3827849 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #161176   Message #3827849
Posted By: Richie
21-Dec-16 - 05:17 PM
Thread Name: Origins: Died for Love: Sources and variants
Subject: RE: Origins: Died for Love: Sources and variants
Hi,

Here are the last two stanzas of Rambling Boy- it could read it but two other versions appear similarly:

8. Her father he came home that night
And asking for his heart's delight.
He went up stairs, the door he broke.
He found her hanging in a rope.

9. He took a knife and cut her down,
And in her bosom these lines he found:
Dig me a grave both wide and deep.
And a marble stone to cover it.

Apparently these are the later broadsides. No rhyme in the last line of last stanza :)

Richie