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; MUNFLA/Leach)
KEYWORDS: drink trick party landlord
FOUND IN: Ireland Canada(Mar,Newf)
REFERENCES (5 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)
Guigne, pp. 297-299, "Paddy and the Three English Plagues (Three English Rovers)" (1 text, 1 tune)
DT, DROVCAMP

Roud #881
RECORDINGS:
Mrs. John Powers, "Pat" (on MUNFLA/Leach)
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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