McAllum's Lament

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"
AUTHOR: unknown
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)
Roud #5847
File: GrD2251

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