DESCRIPTION: "Come all young lovers far and near, A dismal story you shall hear, A young man did in Alsted dwell," but Joel Baker's beloved prefers another man and scorns him. Baker shoots himself. The girl marries her love.
EARLIEST DATE: 1823 (Green Mountain Songster, according to Flanders-NewGreen)
KEYWORDS: love suicide marriage
FOUND IN: US(NE)
REFERENCES (3 citations):
Flanders-NewGreen, pp. 46-48, "Joel Baker" (1 text)
Flanders-ChapBook, pp. 30-33, "Joel Baker" (1 text)
Cohen-AFS1, pp. 12-13, "Joel Baker" (1 text)
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