Female Smuggler, The

DESCRIPTION: The smuggler's daughter dresses in men's clothes to serve her father. She fights off a raider, but eventually is taken by "the blockade." During her trial, she reveals her sex. Her bravery commends her to a gentleman, who gains her pardon and marries her
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1891 (Ashton-Sailor)
KEYWORDS: cross-dressing ship sailor trial punishment reprieve marriage
FOUND IN: Britain(England(South)) Canada(Newf)
REFERENCES (7 citations):
Copper-SoBreeze, pp. 234-235, "The Female Smuggler" (1 text, 1 tune)
Peacock, pp. 333-334, "The Female Smuggler" (1 text, 1 tune)
Shay-SeaSongs, pp. 190-194, "The Female Smuggler" (1 text, 1 tune)
Shay-Barroom, pp. 132-133, "The Female Smuggler" (1 text)
Ashton-Sailor, #96, "The Female Smuggler" (1 text)
Finger, pp. 18-20, "The Female Smuggler" (1 text, 1 tune)

Roud #1200
Mrs. Mary Ann Galpin, "The Female Smuggler" (on PeacockCDROM) [one verse only]
Murray, Mu23-y4:034, "The Female Sailor," unknown, 19C
cf. "The Dark-Eyed Sailor (Fair Phoebe and her Dark-Eyed Sailor)" [Laws N35] (tune, per broadsides Bodleian Johnson Ballads 2483, Bodleian Harding B 11(498), Bodleian Harding B 11(499))
File: CoSB234

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