Daniel Sullivan [Laws E22]

DESCRIPTION: Daniel Sullivan offers himself as a warning against passion. As an infant, his mother dreamed of him hanging. Having gone abroad, he murders a man. Lonely and penitent, he is scheduled to die. He bids farewell to family and meets his fate
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1957 (Beck-Maine)
KEYWORDS: dream homicide execution warning
FOUND IN: US(NE) Canada(Newf)
REFERENCES (4 citations):
Laws E22, "Daniel Sullivan"
Beck-Maine, pp. 254-255, "Daniel Sullivan" (1 text, 1 tune)
Guigne, pp. 104-105, "Daniel Sullivan" (1 text, 1 tune)
DT 833, DANSULL*

Roud #4728
NOTES: "According to Horace P. Beck's informant, Mark Lodge of Danforth, Maine, Daniel Sullivan, a lumberjack from Liverpool, Nova Scotia, was hanged for murder about 1890." Laws, Native American Balladry, p. 187. - BS
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File: LE22

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