“The Convict Maid”

Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1964
Keywords: robbery transportation love punishment
Found in: Australia


"You lads and lasses all attend to me While I relate my tale of misery; By hopeless love I was once betrayed, And now I am, alas, a convict maid." Her lover had her rob her master's store; now she is sentenced for seven years. She regrets her error

Cross references


  1. Paterson/Fahey/Seal, pp. 58-60, "The Convict Maid" (1 text)
  2. Fahey-Eureka, p. 26, "The Convict Maid" (1 text, 1 tune)
  3. Manifold-PASB, p. 19, "The Convict Maid" (1 text, 1 tune)
  5. Roud #5479
  6. BI, FaE026