Noble Duke, The [Laws N15]

DESCRIPTION: A girl's lover has been pressed to sea. She carefully disguises herself as a duke -- with such success that the ship's crew is afraid of her. She accuses her lover of robbery. He denies it. She reveals herself, and there is a happy reunion
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE:
KEYWORDS: pressgang cross-dressing ship trick reunion disguise
FOUND IN: US(Ap,SE) Ireland
REFERENCES (3 citations):
Laws N15, "The Noble Duke"
SHenry H584, p. 331, "The True Lovers' Departure" (1 text, 1 tune)
DT 803, NOBLDUKE*

Roud #238
ALTERNATE TITLES:
The Simple Ploughboy
The Pretty Ploughboy
File: LN15

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