“The Noble Duke”


A girl's lover has been pressed to sea. She carefully disguises herself as a duke -- with such success that the ship's crew is afraid of her. She accuses her lover of robbery. He denies it. She reveals herself, and there is a happy reunion


  1. Laws N15, "The Noble Duke"
  2. SHenry H584, p. 331, "The True Lovers' Departure" (1 text, 1 tune)
  3. DT 803, NOBLDUKE*
  4. Roud #238
  5. BI, LN15


Alternate titles: “The Simple Ploughboy”; “The Pretty Ploughboy”
Author: unknown
Found in: US(Ap,SE) Ireland