Pretty Fair Maid Down in the Garden, Lyric Variant 05


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Pretty Fair Maid Down in the Garden, Lyric Variant 05


One leaf typewritten on the front side. The document is in excellent physical condition. The document was laminated. There is lamination-related creasing at the lower right corner.


Ballad, English Love -- Songs and music Reunions -- Songs and music Sailors -- Songs and music Soldiers -- Songs and music

Alternative Title

Pretty Fair Maiden in the Garden. Pretty Fair Maid in the Garden. A Sweetheart in the Army. The Single Sailor. Gay Young Sailor. The Returning Soldier. The Rugged Soldier. Edward. The Single Soldier. A Sailor's Sweetheart. Pretty Maid. Seven Long Years He has Kept Me Waiting. Pretty Fair Maid. The Broken Sixpence. A Pretty Fair Maid All in the Garden. The Brave Soldier. The Maiden in the Garden. The Sailor's Return. A Pretty Fair Maiden. The Broken Token. A Fair Maiden. The Fair Damsel. Soldier Boy. Hattie Bell. Hattie Belle


W. L. Eury Appalachian Collection, Appalachian State University

Date Created



I. G. Greer


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Pretty Fair Maid Down in the Garden, Lyric Variant 05

Document Title

A Soldier Lad

Scholarly Classification

Brown. Older Ballads - Mostly British - 92 Randolph. 55 Laws. N 42 Cox. 92 Combs. 106 Sharp. 98

Dimensions - Original

216 mm x 279 mm

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Paul L. Robertson