Droving Song, The

DESCRIPTION: At the end of St Patrick's day a young man fails to return home from a day with his friends. A search gang finds him frozen to death in a crack in the ice. They take him home and bury him.
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1960 (Leach-FolkBalladsSongsOfLowerLabradorCoast)
KEYWORDS: burial death
FOUND IN: Canada(Newf)
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Leach-FolkBalladsSongsOfLowerLabradorCoast 70, "The Droving Song" (1 text, 1 tune)
ST LLab070 (Partial)
Roud #9984
NOTES [21 words]: Leach-FolkBalladsSongsOfLowerLabradorCoast believes the accident took place in the nineteenth century near Forteau, Labrador. - BS
File: LLab070

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