Caroline of Edinborough Town [Laws P27]

DESCRIPTION: Caroline's parents do not approve of her suitor Henry, so the two of them run off to London to be married. It is not long before her husband grows sick of her, abuses her, and goes off to sea. After some wandering, she drowns herself in the sea
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: before 1839 (broadside, Bodleian Harding B 11(3065))
KEYWORDS: courting elopement abuse abandonment separation suicide
FOUND IN: US(Ap,MA,MW,NE,SE,So) Britain(England(South),Scotland(Aber)) Canada(Mar,Newf) Ireland
REFERENCES (30 citations):
Laws P27, "Caroline of Edinburgh Town" (Laws gives a broadside text on pp. 91-92 of ABFBB)
Greig #70, p. 1, "Caroline of Edinburgh Town"; Greig #72, p. 2, "Caroline of Edinburgh Town" (1 text plus 1 fragment)
GreigDuncan6 1151, "Caroline o' Edinburgh Toon" (9 texts, 5 tunes)
Wiltshire-WSRO Mi 543, "Caroline of Edinburgh Town" (1 text)
Randolph 50, "Caroline of Edinborough Town" (2 texts, 2 tunes)
Moore-Southwest 75, "Caroline of Edinborough Town" (1 text, 1 tune)
Eddy 59, "Caroline of Edinburgh Town" (1 text)
Gardner/Chickering 13, "Caroline of Edinburg (sic.) Town" (1 text)
Dean, p. 53, "Caroline of Edinburg Town" (1 text)
Flanders-NewGreen, pp. 79-83, "Caroline of Edinburgh Town" (2 texts, 1 tune)
Linscott, pp. 183-185, "Caroline of Edinboro Town" (1 text, 1 tune)
SharpAp 69, "Caroline of Edinboro' Town" (1 fragment, 1 tune)
Lehr/Best 16, "Caroline from Edinboro Town" (1 text, 1 tune)
Mackenzie 28, "Caroline of Edinboro Town" (1 text)
Creighton-Maritime, pp. 99-100, "Caroline of Edinborough Town" (1 text, 1 tune)
SHenry H148, pp. 411-412, "Blooming Caroline of Edinburgh Town" (1 text, 1 tune)
Morton-Maguire 28, pp. 70-71,115,167-168, "Blooming Caroline from Edinburgh Town" (1 text, 1 tune)
JHCox 112, "Caroline of Edinburgh Town" (1 text plus mention of 1 more)
JHCoxIIA, #19, pp. 81-82, "Fair Caroline" (1 text, 1 tune)
Huntington-Whalemen, pp. 137-141, "Lovely Caroline" (1 text plus portions of another, 1 tune)
Thompson-Pioneer 20, "Caroline of Edinburgh Town" (1 text)
ThompsonNewYork, pp. 383-384, "Caroline of Edinburgh Town" (1 text)
BrownII 124, "Caroline of Edinburgh Town" (1 text plus 1 excerpt)
BrownSchinhanIV 124, "Caroline of Edinburgh Town" (1 excerpt, 1 tune)
Chappell-FSRA 51, "Henry Was a High-Learnt Man" (1 text, in which "Edinborough" becomes "Winton Goldburg"!)
Hudson 31, pp. 143-145, "Edinburgh Town" (1 text)
Ord, pp. 186-187, "Blooming Caroline o' Edinburgh Town" (1 text)
MacSeegTrav 51, "Caroline of Edinburgh Town" (1 text, 1 tune)
Munnelly/Deasy-Lenihan 29, "Edinburgh Town" (1 text, 1 tune)
DT 342, CAROEDIN* CAROEDN2*

Roud #398
RECORDINGS:
Charles Ingenthron, "Caroline of Edinboro' Town" (AFS; on LC14)
Tom Lenihan, "Caroline of Edinburgh Town" (on IRClare01)

BROADSIDES:
Bodleian, Harding B 11(3065), "Poor Caroline of Edinburgh Town," J. Catnach (London), 1813-1838; also Harding B 11(3063), Harding B 16(207b), Harding B 11(3064), "Poor Caroline of Edinburgh Town"; Harding B 11(4395), Firth c.12(183), Harding B 11(1208), "Poor Caroline of Edinboro' Town"; Harding B 11(544), "Caroline o' Embro' Town"; Firth b.26(371), "Caroline of Edinboro' Town"; Firth c.26(276)[some lines illegible], Firth c.26(48), "Caroline of Edinbro' Town"; Johnson Ballads 2148a, "Carroline of Edinborough Town"
NLScotland, APS.3.96.25, "Carroline of Edinborough Town," P Brereton (Dublin), c.1865

CROSS-REFERENCES:
cf. "Crossing the Plains" (tune)
SAME TUNE:
The New Jersey Third! ("Come all ye true Americans, I pray you lend an ear," by H. E. Loper, Company F) (WolfAmericanSongSheets p. 107)
Our Gallant Colonel ("Come all ye jolly lads and members of Company I") (WolfAmericanSongSheets p. 120)
File: LP27

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