Petticoat Lane (II)
DESCRIPTION: A man from the country comes to town. His friend shows him the sights of Petticoat Lane. He is beaten at every turn and his pockets picked clean. The police charge him with killing a policeman. His policeman brother Darby gets him off. He goes home
EARLIEST DATE: before 1855 (broadside, Bodleian Harding B 11(2996))
KEYWORDS: travel violence homicide theft reprieve brother police crime brother
REFERENCES (2 citations):
O'Conor, pp. 18-19, "Petticoat Lane" (1 text)
WolfAmericanSongSheets, #1871, p. 126, "Petticoat Lane" (1 reference)
Bodleian, Harding B 11(2996), "Petticoat Lane" ("To London I came from the sweet county Down"), E.M.A. Hodges (London), 1846-1854; also 2806 b.11(167), Firth b.25(393), "Petticoat Lane"
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