Polly Oliver (Pretty Polly) [Laws N14]

DESCRIPTION: Polly loves a sea captain; her parents do not. She dresses as a man and follows her love. Still in disguise, she meets him at an inn. The captain wishes to sleep with her; she refuses, but appears the next day in her own clothes. The two are wed
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: before 1820 (broadside, Bodleian Harding B 17(240b))
KEYWORDS: courting disguise marriage cross-dressing
FOUND IN: Britain(England(North,South)) US(Ap,MA,MW,NE,SE,So) Canada(Mar,Newf) Ireland
REFERENCES (26 citations):
Laws N14, "Polly Oliver (Pretty Polly)"
Wiltshire-WSRO Mi 671, "Polly Oliver" (1 text)
Kidson-Tunes, pp. 116-117, "Polly Oliver's Ramble" (1 text, 2 tunes)
Reeves-Circle 105, "Polly Oliver's Rambles" (1 text)
RoudBishop #72, "Polly Oliver's Rambles" (1 text, 1 tune)
Belden, pp. 183-185, "Polly Oliver" (2 texts)
Friedman, p. 145, "Polly Oliver's Rambles" (1 text, 1 tune)
SHenry H166, pp. 328-329, "Lovely Annie (II)" (1 text, 1 tune)
JHCox 122, "Pretty Polly" (1 text)
Linscott, pp. 273-274, "Polly Oliver" (1 short text, 1 tune, ending with the meeting in the inn)
BrownII 97, "Polly Oliver" (1 text)
BrownSchinhanIV 97, "Polly Oliver" (1 excerpt, 1 tune)
Moore-Southwest 128, "Pretty Polly" (1 text, 1 tune)
Gardner/Chickering 60, "Pretty Polly Oliver" (1 text plus mention of 1 more)
Peters, pp. 133-134, "Polly Oliver" (1 short text, 1 tune, probably this although it's too short to be certain)
Stout 14, p. 22, "Polly Oliver" (1 fragment, probably this although it's too short to be sure)
Creighton/Senior, pp. 195-198, "Pretty Polly" (2 texts, 2 tunes)
Greenleaf/Mansfield 23, "Polly Oliver" (2 texts, 2 tunes)
Peacock, pp. 344-345, "Polly Oliver" (1 text, 1 tune)
Leach-Labrador 28, "Polly Oliver" (1 text, 1 tune)
Mackenzie 55, "Polly Oliver" (1 text)
SharpAp 54, "Polly Oliver" (3 texts, 3 tunes)
Chappell/Wooldridge II, p. 181, "Pretty Polly Oliver" (1 tune, probably of this piece though the text is lacking)
BBI, ZN2180, "One night as Polly Oliver lay musing on her bed"
DT 446, POLLOLVR*
ADDITIONAL: MacEdward Leach and Henry Glassie, _A Guide for Collectiors of Oral Traditions and Folk Cultural Material in Pennsylvania_, Pennsylvania historical and Museum Commission, 1973, pp. 29-30, "Pretty Polly" (1 text)

Roud #367
RECORDINGS:
Ollie Gilbert, "Pretty Polly Oliver" (on LomaxCD1707)
BROADSIDES:
Bodleian, Harding B 17(240b), "Polly Oliver's Ramble," J. Pitts (London), 1802-1819; also Harding B 17(241b), Harding B 16(205d), Harding B 11(3147), Harding B 25(1518)[some lines illegible], "Polly Oliver's Ramble"; Harding B 28(238), "Polly Oliver"; Harding B 17(241a), Harding B 16(206b), Harding B 15(241a), Harding B 15(241b), Firth c.26(50), 2806 c.17(337)[words missing], 2806 b.11(260), 2806 c.16(61), Firth c.14(169), Harding B 16(206a), 2806 c.14(10)[many illegible words], Harding B 15(240b), "Polly Oliver's Rambles"
File: LN14

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