Only Daughter, The

DESCRIPTION: The singer lives with her father and works to support him, "for I am his only daughter." Ladies offer her work but she won't leave her father. Jockey asks her to marry; "should he ask me to go I could not say no ... But still I'm his only daughter"
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: before 1845 (broadside, Bodleian Johnson Ballads 925)
KEYWORDS: age poverty courting marriage work nonballad
FOUND IN: Britain(England(South))
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Williams-Thames, p. 228, "The Only Daughter" (1 text) (also Wiltshire-WSRO Wt 463)
Roud #1293
BROADSIDES:
Bodleian, Johnson Ballads 925, "I'm His Only Daughter" ("Down in the valley my father did dwell"), J. Pitts (London), 1819-1844; also Harding B 17(136a), Firth b.26(169), Harding B 25(892), Harding B 11(1978), "I'm His Only Daughter"
LOCSinging, as115110, "I'm His Only Daughter" ("Down in the valley my father did dwell"), J. Pitts (London), no date

File: WT228

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