EBBA ID: 31133

British Library - Roxburghe 3.453
Recording Information
Ballad Title A true and Tragical SONG, concerning Captain JOHN / BOLTON, of Bulmer, near Castle-Howard, who after a Trial of Nine Hours, at York-Castle, on Monday the 27th of / March, 1775, for the wilful Murder of ELIZABETH RAIN- / BOW, an Ackworth Girl, his Apprentice; was found Guilty, and / immediately received Sentence to be executed at Tyburn near York / on Wednesday following, but on the same morning he strangled himself / in the Cell where he was confined, and so put a period to his wicked / and desperate Life. / His Body was then pursuant to his Sentence, / given given to the Surgeons at York Infirmary to be dissected and anatomized.
Tune Imprint To the Tune of Fair Lady lay your costly Robes aside
Standard Tune Title Death and the Lady
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