In Rockley Firs
DESCRIPTION: The singer, a poacher, escapes from Rockley Firs but is caught at the tavern and taken to Marlborough jail. He stands trial. He apparently does time "in a dark cell" but "I am got free, I am not transported, you all may see"
EARLIEST DATE: 1923 (Williams-FolkSongsOfTheUpperThames)
KEYWORDS: poaching prison punishment trial prisoner
FOUND IN: Britain(England(South))
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Williams-FolkSongsOfTheUpperThames, pp. 123-124, "In Rockley Firs" (1 text) (also Williams-Wiltshire-WSRO Ox 268)
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