Queenstown Mourner, The (In the Town of Danville) [Laws H14]
DESCRIPTION: The singer tells of his courtship to a fine young girl, stressing his unworthiness and poverty. They are wed even so, but the wife dies suddenly. The ballad stresses its moralistic conclusion that life is short
EARLIEST DATE: 1906 (copy of broadside)
KEYWORDS: courting poverty death mourning
FOUND IN: US(NE)
REFERENCES (4 citations):
Laws H14, "The Queenstown Mourner"
Flanders/Brown, pp. 29-33, "In the Township of Danville/The Queenstown Mourner" (2 texts, 1 tune)
DT 683, QTNMOURN
ADDITIONAL: _Sing Out_ magazine, Volume 21, #2 (1972), p, 22, "The Queenston Warning" (1 text, 1 tune, the Sara Cleveland version)
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