Here's Adieu to All Judges and Juries

DESCRIPTION: "Here's adieu to all judges and juries, Justice and Old Bailey too; Seven years you've transported my true love, Seven years he's transported you know." The singer wishes he had wings of an eagle to return to Polly. He vows to be rich if he ever returns
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: before 1857 (broadside, Bodleian Johnson Ballads 2079); Anderson estimates his broadside as c. 1820
KEYWORDS: love separation transportation
FOUND IN: Britain(England(South))
REFERENCES (6 citations):
Purslow-TheConstantLovers, p. 39, "Here's Adieu to All Judges and Juries" (1 text, 1 tune)
Fahey-Eureka-SongsThatMadeAustralia, pp. 34-35, "Here's Adieu to All Judges and Juries" (1 text, 1 tune)
Scarborough-ASongCatcherInSouthernMountains, pp. 346-351, "New Jail/Prisoner's Song/Here's Adieu to all Judges and Juries" (1 text, not collected by Scarborough, of "Judges and Juries," plus 6 texts from her collections)
Anderson-StoryOfAustralianFolksong, pp. 3-4, "Farewell to Judges and Juries" (1 text)
Anderson-FarewellToOldEngland, pp. 27-28, "Farewell to Judges and Juries" (1 text)
ADDITIONAL: A. K. MacDougall, _An Anthology of Classic Australian Lore_ (earlier published as _The Big Treasury of Australian Foiklore_), The Five Mile Press, 1990, 2002, p. 61, "Here's Adieu to All Judges and Juries" (1 text)

Roud #300
Bodleian, Johnson Ballads 2079, "Farewell to Your Judges & Juries" ("Here's adieu to your judges and juries"), H.F. Sefton (Worcester), 1834-1856; also Harding B 11(756), "Farewell to Your Judges and Juries"
cf. "Botany Bay (I)" (theme, lyrics)
cf. "The Fenian's Escape (The Catalpa)" (tune)
NOTES [21 words]: This may well be the piece from which the music hall song "Botany Bay" arose. The earliest broadsides are dated c. 1815. - RBW
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