“Mary Acklin (The Squire's Young Daughter)”


The father of a girl secretly sees her giving a ring to her sweetheart. He confines the girl and arrests the singer for robbery. The girl pleads for her lover and, rather than being transported, he is freed. The two marry and settle down

Cross references


  1. Laws M16, "Mary Acklin (The Squire's Young Daughter)"
  2. Greenleaf/Mansfield 93, "The Squire's Young Daughter" (1 text, 1 tune)
  3. SHenry H30b, pp. 437-438, "Young Mary of Accland (a)"; H721, p. 438, "Young Mary of Accland (b)" (2 texts, 1 tune)
  4. Hayward-Ulster, pp. 110-111, "Mary Acklin" (1 text)
  5. Mackenzie 40, "Mary Riley" (1 text)
  6. DT 581, MARYRILY
  7. Roud #540
  8. BI, LM16


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1925 (Hayward-Ulster)
Found in: US(NE) Canada(Mar,Newf) Ireland