Dick Turpin's Ride (II) (My Bonny Black Bess (II))

DESCRIPTION: "Dick Turpin bold! Dick, hie away," say his pals as Turpin escapes from three officers. Black Bess carries him to York and dies: "her heart she had burst, her rider to save, For Dick Turpin she lived and died"
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: before 1846 (broadside, Bodleian Johnson Ballads 670)
KEYWORDS: escape death horse outlaw thief
FOUND IN: Britain(England(South))
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Williams-Thames, p. 101, "Dick Turpin's Ride" (1 text) (also Wiltshire-WSRO Wt 315)
Roud #856
Bodleian, Johnson Ballads 670, "My Bonny Black Bess" ("Dick Turpin bold! Dick, hie away"), J. Paul and Co. (London), 1838-1845; also 2806 c.13(200), Johnson Ballads 560, Harding B 11(2518), 2806 b.11(230), Firth c.17(213), Harding B 11(2517), Harding B 11(3910), Firth b.26(10), "My Bonny Black Bess"; Firth c.17(31), Harding B 11(829), "Death of Black Bess"; Firth c.17(32), "Dick Turpin's Ride to York"
LOCSinging, as101400, "Bonny Black Bess" ("Dick Turpin, bold Dick, hark away!"), W.S. Fortey (London), no date

File: WT101

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