Disconsolate Maid, The

DESCRIPTION: "As near to Portsmouth dock I stray'd," the singer hears a woman lament that her love has been transported to Botany Bay. He had fought for the king, but it didn't matter. The singer tries to speak to her, but she declares that she will follow her love
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1816 (Anderson-FarewellToOldEngland)
KEYWORDS: separation transportation soldier
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Anderson-FarewellToOldEngland, pp. 147-148, "Disconsolate Maid" (1 text)
Roud #V22627
File: AnFa147

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