London Heiress, The (The Brisk and Lively Lad)

DESCRIPTION: An heiress loves a farmer's son. Her father has him sent to the battle front. He is severely wounded. She is Captain's waiting maid in the hospital. She buys his discharge. They return to Ireland. She tells her father she will live with her lover.
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: before 1830 (broadside, Bodleian Harding B 25(1132))
KEYWORDS: love marriage army war reunion separation injury father
FOUND IN: Ireland Britain(England(Lond,South),Scotland(Aber))
REFERENCES (8 citations):
Copper-ASongForEverySeason, pp. 220-221, "Brisk and Lively Lad" (1 text, 1 tune)
Broadwood-EnglishTraditionalSongsAndCarols, pp. 72-73, "The Valiant Lady or The Brisk Young Lively Lad" (1 text, 1 tune)
Greig-FolkSongInBuchan-FolkSongOfTheNorthEast #83, p. 2, "The Farmer's Son" (1 text)
Greig/Duncan1 173, "The Dublin Heiress" (3 texts, 2 tunes)
Morton/Maguire-ComeDayGoDayGodSendSunday 33, pp. 86-87,119,169, "The Lady Heiress and the Farmer's Son" (1 text, 1 tune)
Flanders/Ballard/Brown/Barry-NewGreenMountainSongster, pp. 198-202, "The Ship's Carpenter" (1 text, which might be any of several love-in-disguise ballads; I file it here to conform with Roud)
Ashton-RealSailorSongs, #31, "The Ship Carpenter's Love to the Merchant's Daughter" (1 text)

Roud #2930
Bodleian, Harding B 25(1132), "London Heiress" ("In London lived an heiress unto a gentleman"), T. Birt (London), 1828-1829; also Harding B 11(2187), "London Heiress"
cf. "Jack Monroe (Jackie Frazer; The Wars of Germany) [Laws N7]" (theme) and references there
cf. "The Chatham Merchant" (theme plus reunion scene)
In Dublin Lived an Heiress
File: MoMa033

Go to the Ballad Search form
Go to the Ballad Index Song List

Go to the Ballad Index Instructions
Go to the Ballad Index Bibliography or Discography

The Ballad Index Copyright 2022 by Robert B. Waltz and David G. Engle.