“Richard and I”


The singer loves poor Richard. Her parents will have him transported if she insists on marrying him. On "the day we had planned to wed" he is taken and sent to Van Dieman's land. She and her servant girl go to Van Dieman's land. She and Richard marry.

Cross references


  1. Creighton-Maritime, p. 49, "Richard and I" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. Roud #2279
  3. BI, CrMa049


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1954 (Creighton-Maritime)
Found in: Canada(Mar)