John McGoldrick and the Quaker's Daughter
DESCRIPTION: John McGoldrick loves a Quaker's daughter. Her father opposes McGoldrick and frames him to hang as a radical. The girl gets the jailer and turnkey drunk. The couple escape and are captured. They are freed on the friendly testimony and marry
EARLIEST DATE: 1826 (Sparling)
KEYWORDS: love marriage manhunt prison escape freedom father
FOUND IN: Ireland
REFERENCES (2 citations):
OLochlainn-IrishStreetBallads 98, "John McGoldrick and the Quaker's Daughter" (1 text, 1 tune)
ADDITIONAL: H. Halliday Sparling, Irish Minstrelsy (London, 1888), pp. 319-320, 512, "John M'Goldrick's Trial for the Quaker's Daughter"
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