Bold Rake, The

DESCRIPTION: Johnny meets Sally at Culgreany chapel. He promises to marry her. They spend two nights and all her money together and he decides to leave. Johnny will confess to his clergy; if forgiven he will "go home to Longacre and live with my own lawful wife"
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1939 (OLochlainn); c.1867 (broadside, Bodleian 2806 b.9(60))
KEYWORDS: seduction infidelity promise separation rake wife
FOUND IN: Ireland
REFERENCES (1 citation):
OLochlainn 37, "The Bold Rake" (1 text, 1 tune)
Roud #3036
BROADSIDES:
Bodleian, 2806 b.9(60), "The Bold Rake" ("I am a bold rake and this nation I travel'd all round)" , P. Brereton (Dublin), c.1867
LOCSinging, as101320, "The Bold Rake," P. Brereton (Dublin), 19C

NOTES: Broadside LOCSinging as101320 appears to be the same as Bodleian 2806 b.9(60) printed by P. Brereton (Dublin). - BS
File: OLoc037

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