Cripple of Cornwall, The

DESCRIPTION: "Of a stout cripple that kept the highway, And begged for his living all time of the day." Besides begging, the cripple also leads a band of robbers who work the highway. He intends to retire, but attacks Lord Courtney and is eventually captured and hung
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1887 (Ashton)
KEYWORDS: injury robbery execution crime punishment
FOUND IN: Britain(England)
REFERENCES (1 citation):
ADDITIONAL: John Ashton, _A Century of Ballads_, Elliot Stock, London, 1887; reprinted 1968 by Singing Tree Press, pp. 280-283, "A New Ballad Intituled, The Stout Cripple of Cornwall" (1 text)
Roud #12763
ALTERNATE TITLES:
The Cornwall Cripple
The Stout Cripple of Cornwall
File: JACB280

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