Richard and I

DESCRIPTION: The singer loves poor Richard. Her parents will have him transported if she insists on marrying him. On "the day we had planned to wed" he is taken and sent to Van Dieman's land. She and her servant girl go to Van Dieman's land. She and Richard marry.
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1954 (Creighton-Maritime)
KEYWORDS: love marriage emigration reunion separation abduction transportation family
FOUND IN: Canada(Mar)
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Creighton-Maritime, p. 49, "Richard and I" (1 text, 1 tune)
Roud #2279
cf. "Erin's Lovely Home" [Laws M6] (theme) and references there
cf. "A Bonnie Laddie, But Far Awa (theme: parents drive lover away)
File: CrMa049

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