New Jers-A

DESCRIPTION: "Come, kind friends, all draw near, The song that I'm about to sing, you every one should hear... I'll sing you a new song about New Jers-A." The singer tells of all that goes wrong there -- ships sunk, people killed. He proposes hanging the residents
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: before 1861 (broadside, according to Cohen)
KEYWORDS: humorous nonballad prison execution ship fire disaster
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REFERENCES (2 citations):
WolfAmericanSongSheets, #1575, p. 107, "New Jers-A" (2 references)
Cohen-AFS1, pp. 125-126, "New Jers-A" (1 text)

File: CAFS1125

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