Jolly Joe the Collier's Son

DESCRIPTION: "I am Jolly Joe the poor collier's son, Near Chester town I dwell." Joe courted several girls but loves Rachel. He sees Rachel with Jack. He fights Jack and is winning when Rachel begs him to stop and says she will marry him -- but he finds no happiness
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1906 (collected from Henry Lee, according to Raven)
KEYWORDS: mining courting love rejection fight marriage
FOUND IN: Britain(England(West))
REFERENCES (3 citations):
ADDITIONAL: Jon Raven, _VIctoria's Inferno: Songs of the Old Mills, Mines, Manufacturies, Canals, and Railways_, Roadside Press, 1978, pp. 66-67, "Jolly Joe the Collier's Son" (1 text, 1 tune)
Jon Raven, _The Urban and Industrial Songs of the Black Country and Birmingham_, Broadside, 1977, pp. 29-30, "Jolly Joe the Collier's Son" (1 text, 1 tune)
Jon Raven, _The Folklore and Songs of the Black Country Colliers_, Broadside, 1990, pp. 17-18, "Jolly Joe the Collier's Son" (1 text, 1 tune)

Roud #1129
File: JRVI066

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