Rachel Dear/The Maine Water Side

DESCRIPTION: The singer recalls the sad day Rachel fell into the river Maine and drowned. She is found by her cousin. Her family, friends, and sweetheart mourn. The song closes with a description of her beauty
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1925 (Sam Henry collection)
KEYWORDS: river death
FOUND IN: Ireland
REFERENCES (1 citation):
SHenry H62, pp. 148-149, "Rachel Dear/The Main Water Side" (1 text, 1 tune)
Roud #9451
NOTES: One of the Sam Henry colums claims this is a true story and gives circumstantial details, but no dates. - RBW
File: HHH062

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