Campbell the Rover

DESCRIPTION: "The first day of April I'll never forget; (Three) English (lasses) together they met." They offer Campbell a spree in a pub, then leave him to pay the bill. He escapes by tricking the landlord and leaving him with his thumbs plugging a cask
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1951 (Creighton-Maritime)
KEYWORDS: drink trick party landlord
FOUND IN: Ireland Canada(Mar)
REFERENCES (4 citations):
Kennedy 269, "Campbell the Rover" (1 text, 1 tune)
Creighton-Maritime, pp. 126-127, "Three English Rovers" (1 text, 1 tune)
Creighton-SNewBrunswick 68, "Campbell the Drover" (1 text, 1 tune)
DT, DROVCAMP

Roud #881
CROSS-REFERENCES:
cf. "The Irishtown Crew" (tune & meter)
ALTERNATE TITLES:
Three English Blades
Three English Rovers
Campbell the Drover
File: K269

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