In Camden Town
DESCRIPTION: William seduces Polly. She becomes pregnant and asks that he marry her. He sends her home to her parents. "I'll not go home to my parents For to bring them to disgrace But I will go and drown myself Down in some secret place." He says he'll die with her.
EARLIEST DATE: 1909 (GreigDuncan6)
KEYWORDS: seduction rejection pregnancy suicide drowning
FOUND IN: Canada(Mar) Britain(England(South),Scotland(Aber))
REFERENCES (3 citations):
GreigDuncan6 1155, "The Collier Lad" (4 texts)
Creighton-SNewBrunswick 53, "In Camden Town" (1 text, 1 tune)
Wiltshire-WSRO Bk 4, "False Hearted William" (1 text)
The Collier's Sweetheart
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