“Petticoat Lane (II)”


A man from the country comes to town. His friend shows him the sights of Petticoat Lane. He is beaten at every turn and his pockets picked clean. The police charge him with killing a policeman. His policeman brother Darby gets him off. He goes home


  • Bodleian, Harding B 11(2996), "Petticoat Lane" ("To London I came from the sweet county Down"), E.M.A. Hodges (London), 1846-1854; also 2806 b.11(167), Firth b.25(393), "Petticoat Lane"


  1. O'Conor, pp. 18-19, "Petticoat Lane" (1 text)
  2. BI, OCon018


Author: unknown
Earliest date: before 1855 (broadside, Bodleian Harding B 11(2996))