Irish Mail Robber, The [Laws L15]

DESCRIPTION: The Irish youth turns bad despite his father's warnings. To support his wild habits, he turns to crime and is at last convicted of mail robbery. He is sentenced to transportation for nine years, forcing him to leave his father and sweetheart
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1931 (Flanders-NewGreen)
KEYWORDS: father crime robbery separation transportation punishment
REFERENCES (5 citations):
Laws L15, "The Irish Mail Robber"
Flanders-NewGreen, pp. 140-141, "The Irish Mail Robber" (1 text, 1 tune)
Randolph 164, "A Prisoner for Life" (4 texts, 3 tunes, but only the "A" text is this piece)
Randolph/Cohen, pp. 76-77, "A Prisoner for Life" (1 text, 1 tune -- Randolph's 164A)

Roud #1905
File: LL15

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