Young Sailor Bold (I), The (The Rich Merchant's Daughter) [Laws M19]

DESCRIPTION: The merchant threatens his daughter's lover with death. She dresses as a sailor to warn him of the danger, and promises to go away with him. Her father meets her and kills her by mistake. He discovers the mistake and kills himself; the lover dies of grief
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1930 (Karpeles-Newfoundland)
KEYWORDS: love death exile suicide disguise homicide cross-dressing
FOUND IN: US(MA,MW) Canada(Mar,Newf) Britain(England(South))
REFERENCES (8 citations):
Laws M19, "The Young Sailor Bold I (The Rich Merchant's Daughter)"
FSCatskills 59, "The Rich Merchant" (1 text, 1 tune)
ThompsonNewYork, p. 392, "The London Maid and Boy" (1 text)
Gardner/Chickering 35, "The Rich Merchant's Daugher" (1 text)
Copper-SoBreeze, pp. 194-195, "Rich Merchant and his Daughter" (1 text, 1 tune)
Creighton/Senior, pp. 218-220, "Willie" (1 text plus 2 fragments, 3 tunes)
Karpeles-Newfoundland 72, "The Rich Merchant's Daughter" (1 text, 1 tune)

Roud #548
cf. "Reuben Wright and Phoebe Brown" (plot)
File: LM19

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