Red Plaid Shawl, The

DESCRIPTION: "One summer's morning I took a ramble" and meet a girl in "a red plaid shawl." The singer wants a kiss; she wants a treat. He says he is a clerk. With his money spent, she knocks him out. When he wakes next morning his coat, chain and watch are gone.
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1901 (O'Conor-OldTimeSongsAndBalladOfIreland)
KEYWORDS: crime courting robbery clothes trick
REFERENCES (1 citation):
O'Conor-OldTimeSongsAndBalladOfIreland, p. 84, "The Old Plaid Shawl" (1 text)
Roud #V8342
Bodleian, Harding B 20(59), "The Red Plaid Shawl", unknown, n.d.; also Harding B 16(222b), Firth b.27(141), "The Red Plaid Shawl"
NOTES [43 words]: Broadside Bodleian Harding B 20(59) seems more complete than O'Conor-OldTimeSongsAndBalladOfIreland and is the basis of the description. I use the Bodleian Harding B 20(59) title as Name to try to avoid confusion with Francis Fahy's "The Ould Plaid Shawl." - BS
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