Donald Monroe [Laws J12]

DESCRIPTION: Monroe leaves Ireland for America, leaving his boys in Scotland because he cannot pay their fare. Years later the boys join the British army and sail to America. There the boys are killed by rebels, one of them their father; there is a sorrowful parting
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: c. 1778 (chapbook)
KEYWORDS: emigration family soldier reunion death battle parting
FOUND IN: US(MW) Canada(Mar,Newf)
REFERENCES (9 citations):
Laws J12, "Donald Monroe"
Logan pp. 413-415, "Munro's Tragedy" (1 text)
Rickaby 51, "Daniel Monroe" (1 text, 1 tune)
Greenleaf/Mansfield 157, "Donald Monroe" (1 fragment)
Peacock, pp. 812-816, "Donald Munro" (2 texts, 3 tunes)
Leach-Labrador 37, "Daniel Monroe" (2 texts, 1 tune)
Creighton-NovaScotia 61, "Donald Munro" (1 text, 1 tune)
Mackenzie 131, "Donald Munro" (1 text)
DT 395, DANMONRO*

Roud #521
RECORDINGS:
Mrs Thomas Walters, "Donald Munro" (on PeacockCDROM) [one verse only]
BROADSIDES:
Bodleian, Harding B 25(538), "Donald Munro's Tragedy," Stephenson (Gateshead), 1821-1850; also Harding B 11(2599), "Donald Monro"; 2806 c.14(71), "Donald Munro"
ALTERNATE TITLES:
Sons of Lord Bateman
You Sons of North Britain
File: LJ12

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