New River Shore, The (The Green Brier Shore; The Red River Shore) [Laws M26]

DESCRIPTION: The singer is forced to leave his sweetheart (possibly due to manipulation by her parents). She begs that he return. When he does, he is ambushed by a band of men hired by her father. He wins the battle and goes on to claim the girl
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1867 (Moore)
KEYWORDS: separation love fight
FOUND IN: US(Ap,NE,SE,So) Canada(Mar)
REFERENCES (11 citations):
Laws M26, "The New River Shore (The Green Brier Shore; The Red River Shore)"
Mackenzie 48, "The New River Shore" (1 text, 1 tune)
BrownII 85, "New River Shore" (1 text)
BrownSchinhanIV 85, "New River Shore" (1 excerpt, 1 tune)
Owens-2ed, pp. 56-57, "On the Red River Shore" (1 text, 1 tune)
SharpAp 142, "The Green Brier Shore" (1 text, 1 tune)
Lomax-FSNA 206, "The Red River Shore" (1 text, 1 tune)
Lomax-ABFS, p. 412, "Red River Shore" (1 text)
Fife-Cowboy/West 57, "Red River Shore" (2 texts, 1 tune)
ADDITIONAL: Frank Moore, _Anecdotes, Poetry and Incidents of the War: North and South, 1860-1865_, Bible House, 1867, pp. 180-181, "The New River Shore -- A Ballad" (1 text)

Roud #549
Bud Billings' Trio w. Carson Robison, "On the Red River Shore" (Montgomery Ward M-4101, 1933)
Patt Patterson & Lois Dexter, "On the Red River Shore" (Perfect 12650, 1930; Conqueror 7711, 1931; on MakeMe)
Art Thieme, "The Red River Shore" (on Thieme04)

cf. "Earl Brand" [Child 7]
cf. "Erlinton" [Child 8]
cf. "The Green Brier Shore (II)" (lyrics)
NOTES [43 words]: The title implies a relationship to "The Girl on the Greenbriar Shore," but the plot is noticeably different. One rather suspects that the latter piece is a fragment rebuilt almost from scratch (and then, perhaps, further modified by the Carter Family). - RBW
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