Boy Killed by a Falling Tree in Hartford

DESCRIPTION: Young Isaac Alcott, newly arrived in Hartford, goes riding. He goes to "cut some timber for a sled" and is hit by a falling branch. Found many hours later, it is too late to save his life. His funeral is described; the song ends with a moralizing stanza
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1953 (Flanders/Olney-BalladsMigrantInNewEngland)
KEYWORDS: death burial mourning injury warning
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Flanders/Olney-BalladsMigrantInNewEngland, pp. 167-169, "Boy Killed by a Falling Tree in Hartford" (1 text, 1 tune)
ST FO167 (Partial)
Roud #4680
cf. "Harry Dunn (The Hanging Limb)" [Laws C14] (plot) and references there
File: FO167

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