Farmer's Daughter and the Gay Ploughboy, The
DESCRIPTION: Rosetta and her father's ploughboy fall in love. Her father confines her on bread and water in the cellar for fifteen months. Her father dies. Rosetta is the only heir. William and Rosetta marry
EARLIEST DATE: before 1839 (broadside, Bodleian Harding B 11(1154))
KEYWORDS: love marriage death farming father
FOUND IN: Britain(England(North))
REFERENCES (2 citations):
Reeves-Sharp, pp. 236-238, "Rosetta and Her Gay Ploughboy" (1 text)
BroadwoodCarols, pp. 18-19, "Rosetta and Her Gay Ploughboy" (1 text, 1 tune)
Bodleian, Harding B 11(1154), "The Farmer's Daughter and the Gay Ploughboy" ("You constant lovers give attention"), J. Catnach (London), 1813-1838; also Harding B 11(1155), "The Farmer's Daughter and the Gay Ploughboy"
cf. "Locks and Bolts" [Laws M13] (theme: girl locked away by father) and references there
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