Meagher's Children [Laws G25]
DESCRIPTION: Two girls, four and six years old, lose their way in the woods and die. It takes a hundred men a week to find their bodies.
EARLIEST DATE: 1932 (Creighton-NovaScotia)
KEYWORDS: children death
Apr 11, 1842 - "Two little girls from Preston Road into the woods did stray"
FOUND IN: US(NE) Canada(Mar)
REFERENCES (8 citations):
Laws G25, "Meagher's Children"
Creighton-NovaScotia 135, "Meagher's Children" (1 text, 1 tune)
Creighton-Maritime, pp. 204-205, "Meagher's Children" (1 text, 1 tune)
Beck-Maine, pp. 103-105, "Meagher's Children" (1 text)
Ives-DullCare, pp. 75-77,248-249, "Lost Babes of Halifax" (1 text, 1 tune)
Ives-PEI, pp. 37-40,80-81, "The Lost Babes of Halifax" (1 text, 1 tune)
Manny/Wilson 30, "The Lost Babes of Halifax (Meagher's Children)" (1 text, 1 tune)
DT 347, MEAGCHLD
NOTES: Manny/Wilson: The initials of the author are disputed. Creighton refers to a copy with initials B.G.V. and Manny/Wilson refers to a copy with initials D.G.B. "An article in the Dartmouth Free Press, by Dr J P Martin, April 12, 1962, says decidedly that the author is Daniel G Blois, of The Gore, Hants County, Nova Scotia." - BS
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