“The Female Smuggler”

Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1948 (Shay)
Keywords: cross-dressing ship sailor trial punishment reprieve marriage
Found in: Britain(England(South)) Canada(Newf)

Description

The smuggler's daughter dresses in men's clothes to serve her father. She fights off a raider, but eventually is taken by "the blockade." During her trial, she reveals her sex. Her bravery commends her to a gentleman, who gains her pardon and marries her

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References

  1. Copper-SoBreeze, pp. 234-235, "The Female Smuggler" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. Peacock, pp. 333-334, "The Female Smuggler" (1 text, 1 tune)
  3. Shay-SeaSongs, pp. 190-194, "The Female Smuggler" (1 text, 1 tune)
  4. DT, FEMLSMUG
  5. Roud #1200
  6. BI, CoSB234