“Captain Grant”

Alternate titles: “Bold Captain Grant”
Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1969 (collected from Nelson Ridley)
Keywords: captivity betrayal crime execution prison punishment robbery escape gallows-confession family outlaw prisoner
Found in: Britain(England)

Description

Singer, an apprentice in Northamptonshire, takes to highway robbery and is imprisoned in Edinburgh. Escaping, he hides in a wood, but is betrayed by a woman and reimprisoned. He prays for mercy on his soul and for his wife and children.

References

  1. MacSeegTrav 91, "Captain Grant" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. DT, CAPTGRNT*
  3. Roud #1286
  4. BI, McCST091