Banks of the Gaspereaux, The [Laws C26]

DESCRIPTION: A logging crew comes to work the Gaspereaux. The singer (who is one of the loggers) meets a girl (nicknamed "Robin Redbreast" after her dress); they fall in love, but neither will leave home for the other, and they part
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1940
KEYWORDS: logger courting separation
FOUND IN: US(NE) Canada(Mar,Newf)
REFERENCES (7 citations):
Laws C26, "The Banks of the Gaspereaux"
Beck-Maine, pp. 257-259, "The Banks of the Gaspereaux" (1 text, composite)
Doerflinger, pp. 246-247, "The Banks of the Gaspereaux" (1 text)
Peacock, pp. 744-745, "The Banks of the Gaspereau" (1 text, 1 tune)
Leach, pp. 770-771, "The Banks of Gaspereaux" (1 text)
Manny/Wilson 2, "The Banks of the Gaspereaux (Robin Redbreast)" (1 text, 1 tune)
DT 576, BNKSGASP GASPERAU

Roud #1925
RECORDINGS:
Everett Bennett, "The Banks of the Gaspereau" (on PeacockCDROM) [one verse only]
NOTES: Manny/Wilson: "The Gaspereaux, or Gaspereau, is a river in Queen's County [New Brunswick], a branch of the St. John." - BS
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File: LC26

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