William's Return to the Banks of Sweet Dundee (Answer to Undaunted Mary)

DESCRIPTION: William, impressed to keep him from Mary, is wounded in a sea battle and discharged. He returns. Unrecognized, he tells Mary that William has fallen (died, she assumes). She weeps. He reveals himself. They marry with his pension and her inheritance.
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: before 1856 (broadside, Bodleian Harding B 11(91))
KEYWORDS: love marriage war return reunion money injury sailor
FOUND IN: Britain(Scotland(Aber)) Canada(Newf)
REFERENCES (3 citations):
Greig #80, p. 2, "The Banks of Sweet Dundee" (1 text)
GreigDuncan5 1046, "William's Return to the Banks of Sweet Dundee" (2 texts)
Guigne, pp. 42-46, "The Banks of Sweet Tralee (An Answer to Undaunted Mary)" (3 texts, 3 tunes)

Roud #5649
RECORDINGS:
Alphonse O'Driscoll, "Banks of Sweet Trawlee" (on MUNFLA/Leach)
BROADSIDES:
Bodleian, Harding B 11(91), "Answer to Undaunted Mary" or "The Banks of Sweet Dundee" ("It's of a pretty ploughboy young William was his name"), W. Jackson and Son (Birmingham), 1842-1855; also Firth c.12(258), Harding B 11(92), Firth c.18(252), "Answer to Undaunted Mary" or "The Banks of Sweet Dundee" ("It's of a pretty ploughboy young William was his name"); 2806 c.16(53), Harding B 11(1429), "Answer to Undaunted Mary" or "The banks of Sweet Dundee" ("Young William was a ploughboy, the truth I will unfold"); Harding B 11(93), Harding B 17(10b), "Answer to Undaunted Mary" ("Young William was a ploughboy the truth I'll unfold")
CROSS-REFERENCES:
cf. "The Banks of Dundee (Undaunted Mary)" [Laws M25] (prequel)
cf. "The Banks of the Inverness" (another Laws M25 sequel)
File: GrD1046

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