“Riding Down to Portsmouth”

Author: unknown
Earliest date: before 1867 (broadside, Bodleian Harding B 20(41))
Keywords: sex theft whore sailor horse trick promise
Found in: Britain(England(Lond))

Description

A sailor falls in love with a pretty maid while "riding down to Portsmouth." After he promises to marry she sleeps with him and steals his gold watch and purse. He leaves the landlord his pony in pawn till he returns from the war.

Notes

Probably just as well that wedding didn't come off.... - RBW

Broadsides

Recordings

References

  1. Roud #1534
  2. BI, RcRdDTPo