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Thread #5830   Message #1025012
Posted By: Joe Offer
26-Sep-03 - 02:01 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Roger the Miller and the Grey Mare
Subject: RE: Roger the Miller (The Grey Mare)
Here's the entry from the Traditional Ballad Index.

Gray Mare, The [Laws P8]

DESCRIPTION: The miller gains Kate's love and is offered a large dowry. He also demands her father's gray mare. The father turns him out of the house for asking too much. When he later meets Kate, she tells him she wants no part of the man who preferred a mare to her
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1889 (Baring-Gould)
KEYWORDS: courting dowry marriage
FOUND IN: US(MW,NE) Canada(Newf) Britain(Scotland,England(North,West),Wales) Ireland
REFERENCES (8 citations):
Laws P8, "The Gray Mare"
Belden, pp. 235-236, "The Gray Mare" (1 text plus mention of 1 more)
Eddy 63, "Young Rogers, The Miller" (1 text, 1 tune)
Botkin-SoFolklr, p. 718, "Young Rogers the Miller" (1 text, 1 tune)
SHenry H90, pp. 365-366, "The Grey Mare" (1 text, 1 tune)
Kennedy 144, "Young Roger Esquire" (1 text, 1 tune)
LPound-ABS, 34, p. 80, "My Father's Gray Mare" (1 text)
DT 339, GREYMARE*

ALTERNATE TITLES:
Gay Jemmie, the Miller
Young Jimmy the Miller
File: LP08

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