Jolly Highwayman, The

DESCRIPTION: "It's of a jolly highwayman, likewise a noted rover, I drove my parents almost wild when first I went a-roving." The first man he robs yields two hundred guineas. But when he robs his second man, in Covent Garden, he is captured and will soon be hanged
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1906 (Purslow-Constant)
KEYWORDS: robbery prison execution
FOUND IN: Britain(England(South))
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Purslow-Constant, p. 50, "The Jolly HIghwayman" (1 text, 1 tune)
Roud #1553
File: PCL050

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