Collier Lad, The (Lament for John Sneddon/Siddon)

DESCRIPTION: The singer tells her tale of grief: Her love, John (Sneddon), is a collier. She dreams a dream of his death. In the morning, she learns that he has died in a cave-in. They were soon to be married and to travel to America. But he will return no more
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1925 (Sam Henry collection)
KEYWORDS: mining death love separation marriage emigration dream mourning
FOUND IN: Ireland Britain
REFERENCES (2 citations):
SHenry H110, p. 144, "A Collier Lad" (1 text, 1 tune)
Morton-Maguire 25, pp. 64-65,114,166-167, "The Handsome Collier Lad" (1 text, 1 tune)

Roud #921
RECORDINGS:
John Maguire, "The Handsome Collier Lad" (on IRJMaguire01)
CROSS-REFERENCES:
cf. "The High Blantyre Explosion" [Laws Q35] (theme, characters?)
ALTERNATE TITLES:
Lament for John Sneddon
Johnny Siddon
File: HHH110

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