I Loved a Lad
First reference: c.1685 broadside by John White of Newcastle upon Tyne: The Forlorn Lover - also:
1773 New Partheon Concert #14 The False Nymph
1871 Roxburghe 1881 Christie
1895 Baring Gould and so on with 9 more before 1920.
This copy of the text of this song is from website Digital Tradition
I personally know this song better in a version which begins