Murder of Young Somers

DESCRIPTION: "When the news it did come in, Sebastopol was taken, (there was rejoicing in the city, and drinking, and young Somers was murdered.)" Somers is knifed to death by accident; "(the man who stabbed Somers ... was after another man)"
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1929 (Greenleaf/Mansfield)
KEYWORDS: fight war death drink
HISTORICAL REFERENCES:
Sep 9, 1855 - Fall of Sevastopol following an 11 month siege
FOUND IN: Canada(Newf)
REFERENCES (2 citations):
Greenleaf/Mansfield 153, "Murder of Young Somers" (1 fragment)
Peacock, pp. 823-824, "The Murder of Dennis Somers" (1 text, 1 tune)

Roud #17750
RECORDINGS:
Freeman Bennett, "The Murder of Dennis Somers" (on PeacockCDROM)
NOTES: Peacock believes the murder took place in St John's. - BS
Last updated in version 2.6
File: GrMa153

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