Away Down East (I)

DESCRIPTION: "There's a famous fabled country never seen by mortal eyes... And this famous fabled country is away down east." A man sets out to seek the place, and eventually is tricked into jumping off an east-facing cliff. His mother mourns
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1939 (Linscott-FolkSongsOfOldNewEngland); reportedly first printed in 1847 in the Hutchinson Family singster
KEYWORDS: talltale travel trick suicide mother
REFERENCES (3 citations):
Linscott-FolkSongsOfOldNewEngland, pp. 158-160, "Away Down East" (1 text, 1 tune)
Cohen-AmericanFolkSongsARegionalEncyclopedia1, pp. 7-8, "Away Down Eastt" (1 text)
Botkin-TreasuryOfNewEnglandFolklore, pp. 533-535, "Away Down East" (1 text, 1 tune)

ST BNEF533 (Partial)
Roud #3726
File: BNEF533

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