Maggie May

DESCRIPTION: The sailor returns home and soon falls in with Maggie May. She takes him to her room, gets him drunk, and walks off with his money (and clothes). Maggie is arrested and transported to Australia
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: c. 1906 (recording, John W. Myers)
KEYWORDS: whore robbery sailor transportation
FOUND IN: Britain(England(West)) Australia
REFERENCES (4 citations):
Hugill, pp. 404-408, "Maggie May" (4 texts, 1 tune) [AbEd, pp. 307-311]
Fahey-Eureka, pp. 30-31, "Maggie May" (1 text, 1 tune)
Manifold-PASB, pp. 6-7, "Maggie May" (1 text, 1 tune)

Roud #1757
Bob Roberts, "Maggie May" (on LastDays)
A. L. Lloyd, "Maggie May" (on Lloyd12)
J. W. Myers, "Goodbye Maggie May" (Oxford 11582, c. 1906)

cf. "Gold Watch" [Laws K41] (plot) and references there
NOTES [14 words]: It has been suggested that this is of music hall origin, but I know of no proof. - RBW
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File: FaE030

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