Stratton Mountain Tragedy [Laws G18]

DESCRIPTION: A young woman and her baby are trapped in a cold blizzard. When they are found, the mother is dead but the baby alive; the mother had wrapped it in her cloak
AUTHOR: Seba Smith (? -1843)
EARLIEST DATE: broadside (1843)
KEYWORDS: mother baby death
HISTORICAL REFERENCES:
1821- Death of Lucy Blake and her daughter Rebecca, whose fate is believed to have inspired this ballad
FOUND IN: US(NE)
REFERENCES (4 citations):
Laws G18, "Stratton Mountain Tragedy"
Flanders/Brown, pp. 27-28, "Stratton Mountain Tragedy" (1 text, 1 tune)
Cohen-AFS1, pp. 32-35, "The Stratton Mountain Tragedy," "The Snowstorm" (2 texts, one of them being Seba Smith's original; also a copy of the original sheet music cover)
DT 638, STRATMTN*

Roud #5442
File: LG18

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