Barber Song, The

DESCRIPTION: A young barber is admired in general and in particular by a maid named Matilda. A butcher is jealous and goes to the barber shop where they fight and the butcher is killed. Matilda commits suicide; the barber goes crazy and eventually poisons himself.
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1945 (Harlow)
KEYWORDS: jealousy humorous homicide suicide poison love
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Harlow, pp. 196-197, "The Barber Song" (1 text)
Roud #9158
NOTES [19 words]: Harlow gives the source of this as the Vineyard Gazette (first published in 1846), but gives no date or issue. - SL
File: Harl196

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