DESCRIPTION: McAllum, a poacher, bids farewell to the woods and the game he hunted. He had been trapped by police and shot one man dead. He curses the lairds and laws and warns poachers to "lay aside your guns while you're able and free"
EARLIEST DATE: 1914 (GreigDuncan2)
KEYWORDS: homicide poaching prison police
FOUND IN: Britain(Scotland(Aber))
REFERENCES (1 citation):
GreigDuncan2 251, "McAllum's Lament" (2 texts, 1 tune)
Go to the Ballad Search form
Go to the Ballad Index Song List
Go to the Ballad Index Instructions
Go to the Ballad Index Bibliography or Discography
The Ballad Index Copyright 2016 by Robert B. Waltz and David G. Engle.