Maria Bewell

DESCRIPTION: Fifteen year old Maria's stepfather comes to her bed one night and asks to sleep with her. She begs him not to; he persists. Finally his desire is too strong; he lies in wait for her and kills her
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1939 (Eddy)
KEYWORDS: incest homicide rejection father
HISTORICAL REFERENCES:
1832 - Murder of Maria Buell by Ira West Gardner. Gardner was later hung, though details of the sentencing were lost in a fire
FOUND IN: US(MW)
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Eddy 120, "Maria Bewell" (1 text)
ST E120 (Full)
Roud #4116
NOTES: This song is item dF44 in Laws's Appendix II. - RBW
File: E120

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