Baliff's Daughter (The)
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BAILIFF'S DAUGHTER, THE. AKA and see "Jolly Pinder (The)," "Baily's Daughter of Islington (The)." English, Air (4/4 time). G Minor. Standard tuning (fiddle). One part. The song appears in the ballad opera The Jovial Crew (1731). The air appears to be considerably older, however, and appears in a lute MS found by Dr. Rimbault.
There was a youth, and a well-belov'd youth,
And he was a Squire's son;
He loved the bailiff's daughter dear,
That lived in Islington.
Printed source: Chappell (Popular Music of the Olden Time), vol. 2, 1859; p. 159.