Johnstown Flood (II), The

DESCRIPTION: "On a balmy day in May, When nature held full sway." "Now the cry of distress rings from east to west." "Like Paul Revere of old Came a rider brave and bold," but the hearers ignored him. Many drowned, and many bodies were burned in the resulting fire
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1947 (Korson-PennLegends)
KEYWORDS: flood death fire warning
HISTORICAL REFERENCES:
May 31, 1889 - The Great Flood in Johnstown, Pennsylvania, kills about 2500 people
FOUND IN: US(MA)
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Korson-PennLegends, pp. 456-459, "The Johnstown Flood" (1 text, 1 tune)
CROSS-REFERENCES:
cf. "The Johnstown Flood (I)" [Laws G14] (subject)
NOTES: Roud lumps this song with the better-known "The Johnstown Flood (I)" (which see for historical references). But Laws does not list Korson's text with his #G14, and they appear to be different songs to me. - RBW
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