Grace Brown and Chester Gillette [Laws F7]

DESCRIPTION: Gillette is awaiting execution for drowning his sweetheart on a boating excursion. The singer mentions the grief of the mothers
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1939 (ThompsonNewYork)
KEYWORDS: homicide execution grief
HISTORICAL REFERENCES:
July 11, 1906 - Murder of Grace Brown
FOUND IN: US(MA)
REFERENCES (5 citations):
Laws F7, "Grace Brown and Chester Gillette"
ThompsonNewYork, pp. 444-445, "The Ballad of Grace Broen and Chester Gillette" (1 text)
Burt, pp. 32-34, "The Murder of Grace Brown" (1 text, 1 tune)
Cohen-AFS1, pp. 119-121, "The Ballad of Grace Brown and Chester Gillette" (1 text)
DT 809, GRACBRWN

Roud #2256
NOTES: This murder also provided the model for Theodore Dreiser's "An American Tragedy" - RBW
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File: LF07

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